POETS Day! Rudyard Kipling and a Very Unlucky Jack

Ben Sears

Ben Sears is a writer and restaurant guy in Birmingham, Alabama. He lives quite happily across from a creek with his wife, two sons, and an obligatory dog. You can follow him on Twitter and read his blog, The Columbo Game.

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  1. Jaybird
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    says:

    The death of John Kipling strikes me as being one of those linchpin events. What might have happened if John had made it back?

    What poetry might we have received (on its way to John, of course)? What stories? What minor pieces of wisdom?

    “If any question why we died / Tell them, because our fathers lied.”

    I hear that he never really wrote anything of note after John’s death. So much was stolen by that one death.Report

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