Harold Hart Crane

Harold Hart Crane

Garrettsville, Ohio
Harold Hart Crane
Garrettsville, Ohio
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Harold Hart Crane was an American poet. Finding both inspiration and provocation in the poetry of T.S. Eliot, Crane wrote modernist poetry that is difficult, highly stylized, and very ambitious in its scope. In his most ambitious work, The Bridge, Crane sought to write an epic poem in th ...
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My hands have not touched pleasure since your hands, --
No, -- nor my lips freed laughter since 'farewell',
And with the day, distance again expands
Voiceless between us, as an uncoiled shell.
As silent as a mirror is believed
Realities plunge in silence by . . .
I am not ready for repentance;
Nor to match regrets. For the moth
It sheds a shy solemnity,
This lamp in our poor room.
O grey and gold amenity, --
Silence and gentle gloom!
We will make our meek adjustments,
Contented with such random consolations
As the wind deposits
In slithered and too ample pockets.
The Broken Tower
The bell-rope that gathers God at dawn
Dispatches me as though I dropped down the knell
Of a spent day - to wander the cathedral lawn


James Mclain 21 July 2016
Frog's can't jump to high yet inevitably when a bird flies to low it hits the windshield of a car.. iip
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The poem is a nice one
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iain Robb 15 March 2014
The greatest poet of the twentieth century, even given the genius of Yeats, and one of the most criminally overlooked artistic geniuses in the history of Western art.
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Justin Gonzalez 25 November 2012
To me, there isn't enough mention of this great poet's name in this world. Luckily, James Franco made a movie about him and helped me discover this great poet. Tank you James, you've gained a lot of respect from me.
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