Rudyard Kipling

 “Sestina of the Tramp-Royal”

 

“It’s like a book, I think, this bloomin’ world,
Which you can read and care for just so long,
But presently you feel that you will die
Unless you get the page you’re readin’ done,
An’ turn another – likely not so good;
But what you’re after is to turn ‘em all.”