Poetry of Kansas

The Welcome Fault.

I knew a man of massive mold,
    I hung upon his every word;
He made the truth so clear and bold
    I wished that angels might have heard.
I buttressed hope and banished fear
    With his strong faith, my own was dim.
A fierce temptation ventured near;
    It fled before the thought of him.
So masterful his giant will,
    So keen his logic, pure his breast,
My admiration grew until
    His very excellence oppressed.
Must I beside the Christ exalt
    This man and worship at his feet?
Thank God, I found one day a fault;
    And then his manhood seemed complete.

__Harry Edward Mills.


Select Sunflowers
Harry Edward Mills
(Fort Scott: Sunflower Press. 1901)
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