If by Rudyard Kipling

If poem
   

IF poem by Rudyard Kipling - prints designed by master calligrapher Sherrie Lovler. Available in 8x10" 11x14" and 13x19" Kipling wrote If in 1909, and it was first published in 1910 in his collection of children's stories, Rewards and Fairies. It was written as an educational model, offering instruction on the virtues and characteristics of a model public figure. IF has become an inspirational anthem whose popularity endures to this day.

IF poem prints by Sherrie Lovler are fine-art prints of these words. Sherrie is a full-time artist and calligrapher who understands both quality and beauty. The original design is hand-lettered in the finest calligraphy and decorated to enhance both the words and your wall. They are all printed on acid-free paper and matted or framed in acid-free mats to last several lifetimes.

Ink Monkey Press understands your time frame and needs. You can place your order by phone (Sherrie actually answers!) or securely online. Read below for some customer responses.

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Praise for Ink Monkey Press

Sherrie, they've just arrived. And they are absolutely beautiful!! Thank you so very, very much. You packed them so carefully too, so each print is in perfect condition... SB, Great Brittain

Thank you very much for getting everything done so quickly. I truly appreciate it.......more........

Personal Stories about If

Hi Sherrie --

I just received the IF print from you, and I can't wait to have it up in my office. It looks EVEN BETTER and more elegant than it shows on your website. I've been looking for this item for months, and I'm very pleased to have it in hand/on wall now. Thanks, JW, Birmington, AL

Sherrie---Thank you for your service and for the phone call. Kipling’s poem has special meaning for me that goes back to 1949 when I was in 6th grade. I hope my sharing it with two grandson’s will have meaning to them later in their lives. Thanks for your beautiful presentation of this timeless poem. DC

Thank you Sherrie for sharing your talent...Thanks to your calligraphic efforts in placing the words of Rudyard Kipling in the hands of a child. - SolaRichard, Tacoma, WA

The boss wanted a copy of 'If' for our front lobby and tasked me with finding it well done. I knew exactly where to go! Enjoy your day! - K

Thank you so much. The poem “IF” is so meaningful to my son right now as he begins his law practice… and this is for his birthday in April. I wanted to calligraph it myself, but just don’t seem to have the spirit moving me, and yours is so lovely! I know he will treasure it. Jane

 
 

If
by Rudyard Kipling


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And – which is more – you'll be a Man, my son!

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