The Great War

from Retrogression and Other Poems: Electronic Edition

To a Literary Cleric

I WOULD not have you scorn archdeaconships,

Or comfortable deaneries refuse;

Yet should I mourn, did these things quite


Your mild and worthy Muse.

Nor shall I watch incurious your career,

For though your heart on things above be


You lack not gifts such as avail us here,

And may reach Lambeth yet.