To Those Who've Fail'd

(2005)

"To Those Who've Fail'd" is the second song of Jonathan's Clark Schwabe's song cycle A Clear Midnight.

To those who've fail'd, in aspiration vast
by Walt Whitman


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.


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