To posts that gave them and their school high fame.*
*In memory of that fine group of fellow-teachers with whom the writer was most pleasantly associated at Purdue 1895-1900. Read at the Washington Purdue Dinner, April 14, 1960.
I pray that I can write this night a song
That will at least some lead on Easter Day
To come unto their Lord and, kneeling, pray
For guidance and the power to right some wrong
They may have done to one who, seemingly, so long
Has held this hurt in heart, yet would today
So gladly it forget, if they would say
The word for which this former friend does long.
Some voice seems urging people everywhere
To form a wider world society.
Such cannot be, howe'er, as long as man
Will unforgivingly not even care
To have for friend a fancied enemy,
And live according to his Master's plan.*
*Washington, Easter Eve, April 16, 1960.