1 The naked earth is warm with Spring,
2 And with green grass and bursting trees
3 Leans to the sun's gaze glorying,
4 And quivers in the sunny breeze;
5 And life is Colour and Warmth and Light,
6 And a striving evermore for these;
7 And he is dead who will not fight,
8 And who dies fighting has increase.
9 The fighting man shall from the sun
10 Take warmth, and life from glowing earth;
11 Speed with the light-foot winds to run
12 And with the trees to newer birth;
13 And find, when fighting shall be ...