In Memoriam A.H.H.
truths in manhood darkly join,
Deep-seated in our mystic frame,
We yield all blessing to the name
Him that made them current coin;
Wisdom dealt with mortal powers,
Where truth in closest words shall fail,
When truth embodied in a tale
enter in at lowly doors.
so the Word had breath, and wrought
With human hands the creed of creeds
In loveliness of perfect deeds,
strong than all poetic thought;
he may read that binds the sheaf,
Or builds the house, or digs the grave,
And those wild eyes that watch the wave
roarings round the coral reef.
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