The Great War

from Retrogression and Other Poems: Electronic Edition

The Adjective

LOOK not too coldly or too proudly down

On this poor bondslave to a haughty Noun!

Oft in his wallet hath he carried all

His master's wealth. Oft hath this captive

thrall.

Marching before his lord with herald's blast.

Won him salaams who else had noteless passed.