William Ernest Henley's Invictus Memorial

If you've come looking for a biography of Henley or a copy or interpretation of the poem, let me say now: You have come to the wrong webpage. However, since the title of this page is undoubtedly misleading to some of you, here's some sources to check instead. I don't vouch for their accuracy. (You will need to copy and paste -- these are not hyperlinks.)

This is an incomplete listing of copies of the poem popularly known as "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley to be found on the 'Net. Only complete copies are listed.

There's no real point and purpose to this exercise, although I could mention that GeoCities might save itself a little server space by having a single copy and changing the color scheme once a month for variety's sake. Try it with your favorite or most-loathed bit of literature.

I will link to any appropriate URL emailed to me, and credit the sender if so desired. However, I'm not linking* to pages that I find on my own.

# Background Color Text Color URL
1 grey yellow http://www.geocities.com/Paris/LeftBank/4429/invictus.htm
2 light blue jagged edge, white black http://www.geocities.com/~spanoudi/poems/henley01.html#1
3 light green leaf pattern black http://www.pacificnet.net/~cmoore/anxiety.htm
4 yellowish purple-blue http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~cmreid/poems.html
5 brown pattern white http://www.vt.edu:10021/K/kurobins/life.html
6 light gray pebble black http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/sloane/invictus.htm
7 dark gray blue http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Stage/2425/invictus.html
8 black blue http://www.geocities.com/Paris/LeftBank/4474/invictus.htm
9 black white http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/221.html
*Inexplicably, this copy has a link to this page.
10 white black http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Poetry/HenleyInvictus.htm
11 white black http://www.bartleby.com/101/842.html
*I'm not sure that this one fits into the spirit of this chart, as it is a "company" copy, but here it is.
12 black white http://courses.wcupa.edu/fletcher/henley/poem.htm
13 white black http://www.4literature.net/William_Ernest_Henley/Invictus/
14 white black http://www.mindspring.com/~metikla/chris/poems/invictus.html
15 speckled red white http://www.poetry-parlour.fsnet.co.uk/poem_invictus.htm
16 yellow edge, white center black calligraphy http://home.rochester.rr.com/jlungu/poem.htm
17 buff black http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au/poetry.html
18 white black http://www.constitution.org/col/invictus.htm
19 gray black http://www.escapingamerica.com/p_invictus.htm
20 light yellow black http://www.bestclips.com/poem-invictus.html
21 light purple black http://poetheart.com/poetry/interview/200003renowned2.shtml
22 white/gray pattern black http://academic.udayton.edu/race/poetry/invictus.htm
23 white black http://www.bygosh.com/poems/32.htm
24 black yellow http://parasol.tamu.edu/people/pthomas/invictus.html
25 gray black http://www.daypoems.net/poems/790.html
26 yellow black http://members.chello.at/theodor.lauppert/invictus.htm
27 black white http://www.cat.pdx.edu/~alvinc/texts/invictus.html
28 yellow gray http://rhesa0.tripod.com/Poetry/invictus.html
29 white green http://dash30dash.com/classic_poems/WHenly_Invictus.html
30 black white http://web.mit.edu/teryu/www/invictus.html
31 black yellow http://www.geocities.com/Athens/8462/invictus.htm
32 blue-gray black http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~emma/poetry/henley.html
33 white black http://www.englishverse.com/poems/invictus
*courtesy of Chris [Thompson]
34 textured light brown black http://www.davidpbrown.co.uk/poetry/william-ernest-henley.html
35 white, blue border black http://www.duke.edu/~mjd/poems/invictus.html
36 white, light blue border black http://plagiarist.com/poetry/7987/
37 white brown http://www.poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp?poet=6577&poem=31343
38 white black http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/henley/invictus.html
39 light blue + sky black http://freedomkeys.com/invictus.htm

*But why, oh, why, you ask, do I not link? Well, frankly, I have no inclination to promote these other webpages.

elnom@aol.com [Do not send me information about products and services.] 27 December 2004.