Stephen Crane

(November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900 / New Jersey)

A Slant Of Sun On Dull Brown Walls - Poem by Stephen Crane

A slant of sun on dull brown walls,
A forgotten sky of bashful blue.

Toward God a mighty hymn,
A song of collisions and cries,
Rumbling wheels, hoof-beats, bells,
Welcomes, farewells, love-calls, final moans,
Voices of joy, idiocy, warning, despair,
The unknown appeals of brutes,
The chanting of flowers,
The screams of cut trees,
The senseless babble of hens and wise men --
A cluttered incoherency that says at the stars:
"O God, save us!"

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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