Sunday, 21 March 2010

Sunday she comes...

The Six Nations Rugby Competition has just finished here. France ran out worthy winners....Italy, despite some heroic games, were awarded the wooden spoon. England finished adrift in mid table and this is where we will remain until we learn to play quick ball and hand to hand rugby!

Anyway, grinning, this BBC advert for the Six Nations takes its inspiration from the recent movie Invictus, starring Morgan Freeman as a very plausible Nelson Mandela.

William Ernest Henley

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.

Have a grand Sunday, as Spring touches us all............and feel inspired.


  1. Believe it, or not, WT is known at times to sing "Invictus" loudly and with abandon, at the manor.

  2. Well… that’s interessting but to be honest i have a hard time figuring it… wonder how others think about this..