‘IF’ by Rudyard Kipling sung by Joni Mitchell and recited by Dennis Hopper

Kipling’s ‘IF’ performed by Joni Mitchellll

If the YouTube clip (above) won’t work in your country try this llink 

 Or this one 

Kipling Quote: “I always prefer to believe the best of everybody; it saves so much trouble.”

‘IF’ by Rudyard Kipling from The Art Of Life Studio, Studio

Kipling Quote: “Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.”

Kipling’s ‘IF’ recited Dennis Hopper

Rudyard Kipling: “I keep six honest serving men: They taught me all I knew: Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who.”

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling: “Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend 

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 1865 – January 1936)

Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist who, in 1907, was the youngest person to ever receive the Nobel prize for Literature.  

Some of Kipling’s best known works are The Jungle Book , The Man Who Would Be King and  Gunga Din .

Hello friends,

Thank you for sharing an ‘IF’ moment with me…..  “If you can trust yourself …. don’t deal in lies…. don’t get tired of waiting… dream – but not make dreams your master… “

If, like me, you enjoy Kipling’s work,  do you have favourite Kipling piece?

And, if  you do or if you don’t, thank you so much anyway for sharing this Kipling moment with me.

Wishing you health and happiness always friends,


Gaye Crispin, #ECSL2016 #SayNØkay2FGM

#ECSL2016 – End Child Slave Labor by 2016

#SayNØkay2FGM – SayNØkay to Female Genital Mutilation

Rudyard Kipling: “Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbours.”


22 Comments on “‘IF’ by Rudyard Kipling sung by Joni Mitchell and recited by Dennis Hopper”

  1. charlieslang says:

    Great post Gaye, The Joni Mitchell video was blocked by UMG but I watched it on youtube; Thanks for bringing this poem back to us.

    • Gaye Crispin says:

      Hi Charlie, thank you for sharing an IF moment with me. Yes, that was problem. Thanks for letting me know. I have fixed now by adding some alternative links. Thank you for sharing and I hope your week is great friend 🙂

  2. V. says:

    Great post, Gaye. Thank you.

  3. mithuhassan says:

    Thanks a lot to share this !!

  4. Anne Thomas says:

    Thank you Gaye for sharing, I continued the sharing 🙂

  5. Gaye, what a great way to start the day by sharing this wonderful poem. When I clicked on the first video to enjoy it, it said that it was blocked by UMG, however, I was able to click through and watch it on youtube. Aloha. Janet

  6. john anslow says:

    I’ve always loved this poem thaks for reminding me why 🙂

  7. leobasic says:

    Hi Gaye, another great post

  8. mandyf says:

    This is a very cool post Gaye! It is well worth keeping handy as a daily reminder.

  9. Nicolas says:

    Good morning, Gaye. Another good post.

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