From the New York Tribune, March 30, 1913. By W. J. Lampton. How weak is man when nature’s wrath Pours out itself upon his path, And with the storm and fire and flood Exacts the price of goods and blood, To leave him stricken, sick and sore Bereft of people, home and store. And yet how strong is man—the blow That falls in one place starts the flow Of helpfulness from everywhere, With open hands and saving care. The speedy answer to the call Of loss and sorrow, and from all Come hope and courage which uplift The faltering head among the drift. Which put new life in living when The fallen shall arise again. How strong is man when nature’s wrath Pours out itself upon his path!