The Great War

from The Man Who Saw, an electronic edition

The Half-Man

SPARING not age, sparing not youth,

They tore their way with wolfish tooth

Through human homes, through human hopes

Not men, not men, but lycanthropes!

Thus do the fabled monsters rear

Their heads anew; thus reappear

Old Shapes that freeze us and appal;

And the Half-Man is worst of all.