A CHRISTMAS GHOST-STORY
- Poems of the Past and Present
South of the Line, inland from far Durban
soldier lies--your countryman.
and doubled up are his gray bones
And on the breeze his puzzled phantom
Nightly to clear Canopus
: "I would know
By whom and when the All-Earth-gladdening Law
, brought in by that Man Crucified
Was ruled to be inept
, and set aside?
And what of logic
or of truth
In tacking 'Anno Domini
' to the years?
Near twenty-hundred livened thus have hied,
But tarries yet the Cause for which He