To those who’ve fail’d, in aspiration vast,
To unnam’d soldiers fallen in front on the lead,
To calm, devoted engineers — to over-ardent travelers — to pilots on their ships,
To many a lofty song and picture without recognition — I’d rear laurel-cover’d monument,
High, high above the rest — To all cut off before their time,
Possess’d by some strange spirit of fire,
Quench’d by an early death.