Stephen Crane

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

A Man Saw A Ball Of Gold In The Sky; - Poem by Stephen Crane

A man saw a ball of gold in the sky;
He climbed for it,
And eventually he achieved it --
It was clay.

Now this is the strange part:
When the man went to the earth
And looked again,
Lo, there was the ball of gold.
Now this is the strange part:
It was a ball of gold.
Aye, by the heavens, it was a ball of gold.


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  • (3/11/2014 10:25:00 AM)

    Brilliant exposition of the contrariness of human mind and senses. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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