This is the second part of my ‘Poetic Justice’ saga. PART 1: Invictus and PART 3: O me! O life!

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English author and poet. Before researching him for this post I always just thought he was the ‘Jungle Book dude’ without realising how prolific and important he was. I haven’t read any of his books and have only watched Disney’s The Jungle Book (I can still sing The Bare Necessities) and the average film adaptation starring Jason Scott Lee (hey look, it has Cersei Lannister too!). Probably not the best way to experience Kipling. I also didn’t know that If was voted the most popular poem of all time by the English people. Hope I didn’t ruin it for anyone!

I wasn’t planning on doing a sequel to the Invictus hammer fight, but I really liked ‘the kid’ and wanted to see more of him. I also liked the idea of only using classic poetry to tell his story. Now for part 3 …