To the Memory of
KIFFIN YATES ROCKWELL
You who fought for France with a mystic passion,
Soaring fierce and lonely above the thunder,
Fiery one, aggressor in fifty combats,
Ever the bravest;
We, who knew your look, and the noble sweetness,
All your high disdain for the death you smiled upon,
Bend our thoughts in reverence down before you
— Fallen in beauty.
Paul Scott Mowrer.