Posted by Woodchuck on September 05, 2002
In Reply to: Help identify a poem posted by Mack Kolb on September 05, 2002
: I am trying to find a poem that I vaguely remember memorizing in high school years ago. I want to send it to my daughter in college. The lines I can recall go something like:
: "It matters not how straight the path, how charred with punishment the scroll, I am the master of my destiny, captain of my fate."
: Can anyone help me find this poem?
"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."
I've provided a link to the poem at Bartleby.