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.