Thursday, January 1, 2004

A Man Said To The Universe: Comments

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A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
"However," replied the universe,
"The fact has not created in me


Stephen Crane
If one does not consider GOD as the universe, then there is no sense of obligation >
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Savita Tyagi 19 April 2020
Read this wonderful poem again after a long time. The attitude of the man and the Universe has not changed a bit!
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Dominic Windram 13 April 2020
Wonderfully concise poem..witty, yet deeply profound.
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chris 03 April 2019
what poetic term did Crane use in " A Man Said to the Universe"
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Savita Tyagi 14 March 2019
Well said. We may feel our importance but Universe is under no obligation to even acknowledge it.
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A thought provoking write nicely penned.
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Dennis Richards 01 December 2018
Is it the most cynical or the most life-affirming statement ever? Either way, I've spent fifty years with it rattling around in my head.........but it won't go away. Neither should it.
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Charles Maxwell 27 February 2018
I read this poem decades ago as a college kid seeking meaning in life... I kept a copy in my wallet ever since... It has made all the difference in my, my son keeps a copy in his wallet! it's the best teacher of self sufficiency!
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Savita Tyagi 01 November 2016
Marvelous. Our existence either by chance or with a purpose is just one way pleasure. One could take it as pleasure for creator or pleasure for one self with no right for an answer.
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Rajnish Manga 01 November 2016
Very well articulated poem. A man's expectations do not stop at any point of time or stage. Thanks.
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Richard Weisdorf 04 February 2016
Does the universe owe us anything? No one stated it more succinctly and eloquently.
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Dorothy- A. Holmes 15 November 2015
One of my favorite verses! Posted for my Great Grand Sons on their wall! Dorothy Alves Holmes A Poet Who Loves To Sing
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Dorothy- A. Holmes 15 November 2015
One of my favorite verses! Dorothy Alves Holmes A Poet Who Loves To Sing
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Dawn Fuzan 15 May 2014
Stephen I like your uneque style.
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