Stephen Crane

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

I Walked In A Desert

Poem by Stephen Crane

I walked in a desert.
And I cried,
"Ah, God, take me from this place!"
A voice said, "It is no desert."
I cried, "Well, But --
The sand, the heat, the vacant horizon."
A voice said, "It is no desert."


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004