The Kiplings and India: A Collection of Writings from British India, 1870-1900

Divided Allegiance (Rudyard Kipling)

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My Love is beautiful as day— 
   My Love is very fair:
The gold gleam of the sunset ray
   Has nestled in Her hair.
The gold that in the Sun is set
Is all the gold that She will get;
I love her well. But yet...... but yet......

My Round Rupee is greasy, dim—
   More light than He should be;
Some bunnia must have "sweated" Him
   Before He came to me.
All things that 'neath the Sun are set
I know my round Rupee can get;
I love Him well. But yet...... but yet......

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