Sproule, Dorothy. “Hidden Beauty.” The Crucible 4.1 (Autumn 1936): 10.

Hidden Beauty

We all wear masks to hide our deeper selves,
Our fear of failure and our hope delayed,
Until the call comes to unmask, and then
A rare and hidden beauty is displayed.

Our eager searching for the gold of life
Is but the spirit struggling to be free,
But when the earthly Carnival shall end
Then Beauty pledges Immortality.
The Crucible (Autumn 1936): 10.