Thursday, May 15, 2014

On Fate: A Reminder from Invictus......

The MOOC adventure for Q2 is about to come to a close.   "Hopefully" a statement of achievement will be forthcoming.     I was reflecting upon this as I shared the poem "Invicitus"  with one of my classes earlier:

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 bludgeonings 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. 

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