BackLush Library Presents | Mark Constantine on The Poetry of Rudyard Kipling
Lush Library Presents | Mark Constantine on The Poetry of Rudyard Kipling
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Lush Library Presents | Mark Constantine on The Poetry of Rudyard Kipling

“The thing about Kipling’s poetry is he’s describing natural challenges that you have to rise too, and he’s giving you a hint at how it might be appropriate to react.” ‘When Earth's Last Picture Is Painted’ , ‘A Pict Song’ and ‘If’, are what Mark describes as his business poems: the poetry he returns to, to keep himself in check. Mark talks about overcoming adversity, the sanctity and pleasure of work, creative pursuits, the importance of the customer, keeping on the straight and narrow and how poetry can be a reminder to behave; a self help manual; a guideline for life.