Invictus (by William Ernest Henley, 1875)
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One of history's most inspiring poems.

Invictus (by William Ernest Henley, 1875)

This is not my poem.

This is not my poem. It was written by English author William Ernest Henley in 1875.

This is not my poem. It was written by English author William Ernest Henley in 1875. Given the author died so long ago (1903), the copyright has long expired

This is not my poem. It was written by English author William Ernest Henley in 1875. Given the author died so long ago (1903), the copyright has long expired. This means anyone can legally post or publish it for free.

Copyright expires 70 years after an author has died.

Copyright expires 70 years after an author has died. This applies both in the US, the UK, and the EU.

Copyright expires 70 years after an author has died. This applies both in the US, the UK, and the EU. After that point, no permission is required to republish a work.

Copyright expires 70 years after an author has died. This applies both in the US, the UK, and the EU. After that point, no permission is required to republish a work. I have also checked with Commaful admin, who have confirmed it is ok to post this :)

'Invictus' is one of the most inspiring poems that has ever been written.

'Invictus' is one of the most inspiring poems that has ever been written. But it is even more inspiring if you know the author's story.

'Invictus' is one of the most inspiring poems that has ever been written. But it is even more inspiring if you know the author's story. Aged twelve, Henley began to suffer from tuberculosis of the bone.

This resulted in the amputation of part of his leg, multiple periods in hospital, and led to bouts of extreme pain through much of his life.

This resulted in the amputation of part of his leg, multiple periods in hospital, and led to bouts of extreme pain through much of his life. 'Invictus' was written during one of his times in hospital.

This resulted in the amputation of part of his leg, multiple periods in hospital, and led to bouts of extreme pain through much of his life. 'Invictus' was written during one of his times in hospital. Here's the poem :)

Out of the night that covers me

Out of the night that covers me Black as the pit from pole to pole

Out of the night that covers me Black as the pit from pole to pole I thank whatever gods may be

Out of the night that covers me Black as the pit from pole to pole I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul

In the fell clutch of circumstance

In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud

In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud Under the bludgeonings of chance

In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the horror of the shade

Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the horror of the shade And yet the menace of the years

Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the horror of the shade And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find, me unafraid

It matters not how strait the gate

It matters not how strait the gate How charged with punishments the scroll

It matters not how strait the gate How charged with punishments the scroll I am the master of my fate:

It matters not how strait the gate How charged with punishments the scroll I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.

All credit goes to William Ernest Henley for the poem!

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