Friday, October 23, 2009


I love this poem by William Ernest Henley. I'll be honest that I only really discovered it when this is what I found out the name of the Clint Eastwood-directed Madiba movie would 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
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

The film will make its world debut on December 11. Cannot wait!

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