Invictus By William Ernest Henley (Featured Poet)

I am the captain of my soul ❤

Perseus Statue Drawing by James Holko | Fine Art America


Perseus Statue Drawing by James Holko | Fine Art America

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
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning’s of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

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,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

View original post

5 thoughts on “Invictus By William Ernest Henley (Featured Poet)

Add yours

  1. Hi. This was my grandfather’s favorite poem. I never met him but it fell out of a book my grandma discovered years later with a note on it in his handwriting expressing to her that said it was his favorite, something she had never known until after he was gone because he never gave it to her. Thanks for posting it! It’s like you conjured his ghost. I’ve been told sometimes he “shows up” like that… and well, makes his presence known. 🙂

    1. That beautiful! I also love this poem, it motivates me, “I am the captain of my soul” I believe our love ones send us subtle signs, we just have to be in tune, antennas up so to speak 😊 My grandma waves to me often but through numbers. I’m glad I was the vessel that enabled your grandfather to wave 👋


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

Up ↑

Roger R Coyle - Author

a place for sharing, caring, poetry, reflections

Poetry&Words at Glastonbury Festival

The only stage dedicated to poetry at Glastonbury Festival

Meredith Etc

Official Site... Shop now for books... Publish with us!



Jelle's Bag of Beans

a taste of every flavor of every bean

Ephemeral Gossamers

For the myriad of thoughts that weave a spiderweb,sparkle for a moment or two in the sunlight and flee into evanescence...

Christian Lady After Gods Own Heart

Inspirational posts created to encourage and inspire human minds through using the bible

Another Inner Monologue

Sharing what I don't say out loud

Harm's End

about interpreting the world through the eye of the inner life focused on healing, evolution, the soul, and God

Only Kindness Will Make Me Feel Better

Poems and diary-like things.

Bruised Rose Blossoms

Poet. Starscraper. Song whisperer. Niño de las estrellas.

Sheng Za Kipchirchir

A young boy mentally influenced by poetry, A young boy speaking of paradise redemption.


Mimeos of a Myopic Mystic (Lk817)

Once Every Week

Articles. Poetry. Blogs

Ezra Aoki

Oddities Writer and Journalist

Jerry T. Johnson, Poet

Poetry and Prose of Jerry T. Johnson, Poet

Michelle Lesley

Discipleship for Christian Women

%d bloggers like this: