Did Rudyard Kipling Write "The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon"?
I came across a poem on a forum, attributed to Rudyard Kipling called "THE WRATH OF THE AWAKENED SAXON" (the title seems to be often posted in caps). A Google search indicates that where posted, this is always attributed to Kipling. My skepticism comes from the fact that it's almost exclusively posted (and attributed to Kipling) by... very politically motivated individuals. Searching through several lists that claim to be comprehensive collections of his work, none of them seem to include this poem. Is this poem deliberately omitted due to possibly objectionable content (unlikely due to him being controversial anyway), or was this written by somebody else and attributed to Kipling? This website resists my attempts at formatting, so here is the top result for the poem (on startpage anyway), with a website name that makes me doubt its neutrality: http://www.europeanamericansunited.org/school1/Fiction/kipling/awakened.htm And here is a copy of the poem: >It was not part of their blood, >It came to them very late, >With long arrears to make good, >When the Saxon began to hate. >They were not easily moved, >They were icy -- willing to wait. <br/> >Till every count should be proved, >Ere the Saxon began to hate. >Their voices were even and low. >Their eyes were level and straight. >There was neither sign nor show. >When the Saxon began to hate. >It was not preached to the crowd. >It was not taught by the state. >No man spoke it aloud. <br/> >When the Saxon began to hate. >It was not suddently bred. >It will not swiftly abate. >Through the chilled years ahead, >When Time shall count from the date.<br/> >That the Saxon began to hate. I really don't care about the politics of the posters, but if anybody has actual information on this poem's authorship it would be appreciated. I already heavily doubt that he wrote this poem.