You've often seen the hollows on
Where he gave battle to the coyote
Guarding the new-born young.
The male of the robin tends the
The males of moose and fox, the
And of the rabbit, guinea, ape and
Are faithful unto death.
The male of mankind is a mighty
That rears his head above all
And thunders his rare virtues unto
Yet, some we know
Whom we believe,
(Considering the robin and the rat)
Should have the grace
Just a little softly,
__Elizabeth N. Barr.
The High Winds of Home
Elizabeth N. Barr
(Olathe: privately published. 1922)