REH was in a bible class for awhile--probably to be near the blonde he secretly admired. He must have participated because he was vice president of one of the bible studies groups. But I think you and I might be in the minority on the punctuation. Still, it's just something I think about whenever I read "These Things are Gods."
I looked it up on HowardWorks Verse titles. http://www.howardwor...THINGS_ARE_GODS
Notice there is no date for this poem but there is an interesting note under the title: "A titled version is included in a list of REH poems that Kline possessed."
My guess is it was sent to him by Dr. Howard. Don't know though. .
Finding interesting little tidbits is the fun of poking around in REH's poetry.