Strength of Fate, Control of One's Soul: Invictus 1875 Poem by William Ernest Henley

Invictus 1875 was made by William Ernest Henley

His poem is a statement of strength of his fate. To control one's soul is by the strength of the mind. 

Invictus Poem by William Ernest Henley

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.   

In the fell clutch of circumstance 
  I have not winced nor cried aloud.   
Under the bludgeoning of chance   
  My head is bloody, but unbowed.   

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.   

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.

by William Ernest Henley

William Ernest Henley, born August 23, 1849, was an influential British poet, he wrote the poem "Invictus” in 1875. Other poem's Mr. Henley is known to be the authored of is A Song of Speed 1903, Hawthorn & Lavender with Other Verses 1901, and For England’s Sake: Verses and Songs in Time of War 1900. Passing to the other dimension on July 11, 1903 in Woking, England.