To the Generation Knocking at the Door

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To the

SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY

of

PETER KROPOTKIN

To the Generation Knocking at the Door: Appreciations and Tributes:

TO THE GENERATION KNOCKING AT THE DOOR

BREAK—break it open; let the knocker rust; •L-J Consider no "shalt not," nor no man's "must";

And, being entered, promptly take the lead, Setting aside tradition, custom, creed; Nor watch the balance of the huckster's beam; Declare your hardest thought, your proudest dream; Await no summons; laugh at all rebuff; High hearts and you are destiny enough. The mystery and the power enshrined in you Are old as time and as the moment new; And none but you can tell what part you play, Nor can you tell until you make assay, For this alone, this always, will succeed, The miracle and magic of the deed.

—John Davidson