Biography of Patrick Dennis
'No man can create as did Shakespeare, Homer, Sophocles who did not believe with all his blood and nerve that man's soul is immortal.'
The waxing tide swells for a flood;
and, surging for the unattainable moon,
fails and falls back on the ebb.
The energies of youth likewise swell for a flood
and, falling short, retreat to the ebb of days
to whimper out what was and might have been
but for the misalignment of moon and stars.