• Life - give me life until the end,
    That at the very top of being,
    The battle-spirit shouting in my blood,
    Out of the reddest hell of the fight
    I may be snatched and flung
    Into the everlasting lull,
    The immortal, incommunicable dream.

    William Ernest Henley (1893). “London Voluntaries ; The Song of the Sword, and Other Verses”, London : D. Nutt