Song of Pinioned Courage

(In Memoriam to Dr. Grant S. Housh)

The blindness of his eyes but made his soul

Aware of beauty eyes may never see--

The heights and depths of truth's white mystery--

And gave the power to play a greater role.

Through deepest dark ascending to his goal,

His starward faith became a litany.

Hearing the call of immortality,

He stepped from earth to Heaven to be made whole.

A master lyrist, he lives on to sing

His song of pinioned courage, and the world

Kneeling before his altar of high love

Will know the beauty of his offering.

The gentle essence of his spirit curled

About men's hearts reflects the peace above.