THE TURNING OF THE TIDE.
Failure is mine, but through the thrusting spears
I see the triumphs of the coming years.
Fate’s ebb and flow has ever been our part,
But, ah, the stranded sea-wrack of the heart.
Ne’er shines so bright a triumph but shall keep
The shadow of its failure’s shadowy sleep.
French, Cecil. “The Turning of the Tide,” The Green Sheaf vol. 5, 1903, p. 11. Green Sheaf Digital Edition, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2021. Yellow Nineties 2.0, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2021. https://1890s.ca/GSV5-french-tide/