Stephen Crane

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

Behold, From The Land Of The Farther Suns - Poem by Stephen Crane

Behold, from the land of the farther suns
I returned.
And I was in a reptile-swarming place,
Peopled, otherwise, with grimaces,
Shrouded above in black impenetrableness.
I shrank, loathing,
Sick with it.
And I said to him,
"What is this?"
He made answer slowly,
"Spirit, this is a world;
This was your home."


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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