"If" poem by Rudyard Kipling (British accent)



if by Rudyard Kipling if you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you but make allowance for their doubting too if you can wait and not be tired by waiting or being lied about don't deal in lies or being hated don't give way to hating and yet don't look too good nor talk too wise if you can dream and not make dreams your master if you can think and not make thoughts your aim if you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two Impostors just the same if you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools or watch the things you gave your life to broken and stoop and build them up with worn-out tools if you can make one heap of all your winnings and risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss and lose and start again at your beginnings and never breathe a word about your loss if you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them hold on if you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue or walk with Kings nor lose the common touch if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you if all men count with you but none too much if you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run yours is the earth and everything that's in it and which is more you'll be a man my son for more classic poetry read in – accent please visit www.gfi.com/webmonitor

48 thoughts on “"If" poem by Rudyard Kipling (British accent)

  1. It's called "If" for a reason, cos you have absolutely no chance of having all these characteristics and traits.

  2. My English teacher is making me memorize this whole poem, I already have it down since we're presenting tomorrow 😫

  3. Thank you for sharing. Enjoyed the reading. Just the right speed. Now, give us more! Perhaps some Wordsworth etc. Once again, thank you.

  4. Hi, can I use your audio in my video edit? Of course I'll give you the credits in the bio

  5. Great video man! I have subscribed! What do you guys think of my Yorkshire version of If? have a listen and let me know! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfmv7Yv_lwg&index=3&list=PLt1_vc5zWnx5f0t46ufXyhLutyQvpJNt8

  6. Quiero estar tranquila respecto de la seguridad y buen funcionamiento de la CPU.

  7. Good applied Masonic thinking..Not direcf..but diffused into practicality.

  8. An extended pause or 40 wouldn't go amiss.When Kipling said "don't breath" he never meant it too be taken quite so literally.However prop's for getting the best poem ever written (I.M.O) out there.Peace✌

  9. amazing felt rubbish until I watched this looks like I'm going to be good today # IF

  10. We are compiling stories of people from around the world who's lives has been touched by the IF poem. If this poem has changed your life, share your story or experience at: www.if-poem.wix.com/if-poem

  11. I love this poem. And I would love to learn it of by heart!! Its so deep

  12. If my favorite poem or words , if only we could put wise heads on young shoulders , read like you mean it absorb the words like a sponge SueX

  13. Wonderful video!!  Classy British accent. Thank you!  Sincerely, with love from Canada, Evy

  14. Listening to this Poem helps me every time i am about to give in to that Feeling that my life is all fucked up…

  15. I like your reading very much, but I 'm afraid it is too fast for a foreigner
    If you want to learn it by heart. Nevertheless, it was very helpful.

  16. Thank you very much, Martin! This is one of the best records of Kipling's poems on the YouTube! It would be so nice to hear more Kipling from you!

  17. Sung this in the 9th grade. Can't believe I was such a little kid back then. I'm really not ready for manhood yet!

  18. dammit, when i am trying to repeat this, it sounds like Irish accent xDDD

  19. i dance to this i have just won a comp with this poem …. !

  20. Интересно, они знают так же хорошо нашу поэзию как мы их?

  21. When this finishes at the end, I'm thinking about pondering what Is said in the poem. But just just when I started tripping into my own mind about the thoughtfulness of the meaning of things, that was wrote on the screen, and said at the same time, I was distracted and my mind got jolted back because he then uttered what he said about other poems he will read if you want. Sadly I got disappointed as if I got  woken up from a good dream by a Brit with a British accent. I have to say a subtle annotation with a link to more would of been more couth I think.

  22. This is my favourite poem, back in high school this is in our literature text from Malaysia 🙂

  23. A beautiful interpretation of an Italian actor
    IF – Se – Kipling – Lettera al figlio – Poesia

  24. Good reading. My (constructive) comments, if I may:
    The 2nd verse: where you see the "-", you should pause longer (longer than where you have paused for a ",")
    The end of the last line has an exclamation mark, but you don't make it sound like an exclamation.

    I hope you are not offended by these comments.

  25. I have can do it off by heart, I'm going to use it in my speaking and listening assessment at school.

  26. I wanted to hear in Real English this wonderful poem. Thanks

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