Nelson mandela poem i am the captain of my soul. 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. Follow him at at iliablinderman. More about this poem. It matters not how strait the gate how charged with punishments the scroll.
Ht to bruno one of our readers for sending this video our way. Nelson mandela is depicted in the movie invictus presenting a copy of the poem to francois pienaar captain of the national south african rugby team for inspiration during the rugby world cupthough at the actual event he gave pienaar a text of the man in the arena passage from theodore roosevelts citizenship in a republic speech delivered in france in 1910. One of the most loved part of the movie was a poem narrated by nelson mandela named i am the master of my fate. Nelson mandelas first ever tv interview 1961 u2 releases a nelson mandela inspired song ordinary love.
Invictus is a short poem by the english poet william ernest henley 1849 1903. 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. Nelson mandela kept a copy of the above poem with him during his 27 years of captivity in south african prison. For my unconquerable soul.
I am the master of my fate i am the captain of my soul. With all humility and great respect i share the poem that inspired this great soul and hope it will keep inspiring millions across the generations. I am the master of my fate. A formative moment fixed in poets minds.
I am the captain of my soul. I am the captain of my soul. Why was this mandelas favorite poem. My head is bloody but unbowed.
It was written in 1875 and first published in 1888. I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul. Nelson mandelas favorite poem.
More about this poem invictus by william ernest henley. I am the master of my fate. Ilia blinderman is a montreal based culture and science writer. Nelson mandela had the poem written on a scrap of paper on.
I saw a beautiful movie invictus a few days back and it was so mesmerizing and stunning that i could not wink my eyes until i saw the endthe movie is inspired by a true story of south african president nelson mandela. Posted 09 dec 0400h in leadership by wes saade 0 comments. May the soul of nelson mandela rest in eternal peace. This very inspiring film is directed by clint eastwood and has morgan freeman and matt damon playing the key roles of south african president nelson mandela and françois pienaar the captain of the south africa rugby union team the springboksood respectively.
Written by william ernest henley.