In The Desert Poem by Stephen Crane

In The Desert

Rating: 4.0

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter -- bitter," he answered;
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart."

Cosmas Mairosi 03 January 2018

The poem clutches, and chills my nerves!

2 1 Reply
Rajnish Manga 01 November 2016

Though, very unlikely, I like the theme and the narrative that brings to fore the enigma of human nature. Thanks.

2 1 Reply
Julie Robertson 27 March 2015

This poem is my all-time favorite

9 1 Reply
Error Success