In Honour of Dr Elise Inglis
( November 1917)
By H D Rawnsley
At Mladenovac still the fountain sings
Raised by the Serbs to you their angel friend,
Who fought the hunger-typhus to its end;
A nobler fountain from your memory springs,
– Faith in the powers of womanhood to bend
Wars curse to blessing ,and to make amend
By love, for Hate unutterable things.
Wherefore,when cannon-voices cease to roar,
A louder voice shall echo in our ears
– Voice of three peoples joined in one accord,
Telling that,gentle to your brave hearts core,
You faced unwavering all that woman fears,
And Clear of vision followed Christ the Lord.