(From a recovery ward at the Oak Knoll Naval
Hospital outside San Francisco, 13 September 1945.)
he marquees of paladins,
Defying sun with gold,
Ablaze with steel and guidon brave
Se faire valoir untold.
But how to dust this valiance
And dead chivalric knight?
This modern progress cant be wrong
And Miniver Cheevy right!
Miniver Cheevy: An ironic character sketch in a 1907 poem by Edwin
Robinson. The poem tells of Miniver and his longing for the Middle Ages,
his scorn of money, although he is sore annoyed without it, and his
general feeling of having been born out of his time.