The collected poems of James Elroy Flecker/Envoy
- The young men leap, and toss their golden hair,
- Run round the land, or sail across the seas:
- But one was stricken with a sore disease,
- The lean and swarthy poet of despair.
- Know me, the slave of fear and death and shame,
- A sad Comedian, a most tragic Fool,
- Shallow, imperfect, fashioned without rule,
- The doubtful shadow of a demon flame.