Willard Straight (Classic Reprint)

Croly, Herbert

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To

W.D.S

They write thee dead, and yet I know thou livest
In some new land,
Across the borderline of speech
And sight and touch of hand;
Yet where our thoughts can reach
And thou canst understand.

They know thee not who think that Death can claim
A spirit such as thine!
Born in the flame
Of creative desire,
Earth's steel and Heaven's fire,
Tempered to prove Life's worth through test
Of all the world deems best.

Valiant and true,
In thee men found a challenge to the good
That man can be or do.
Ready to dare, to build, and to obey.
On many roads thy way;
Strong, without fear,
And ever with a goal of high endeavor
Towards which thy soul yearned and drew near.

We cannot tell what purpose holds thee fast.
The gate through which thou passed
Forbids our following;
And yet, because of thee, it stands ajar,
And, from afar,
We catch fair glimpses of that land unknown,
Where Life, not Death, hath called thee to its own.

Eliza Morgan Swift

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Title: Willard Straight (Classic Reprint)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Publication Date: 2015
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