Stephen Crane

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

Supposing That I Should Have The Courage - Poem by Stephen Crane

Supposing that I should have the courage
To let a red sword of virtue
Plunge into my heart,
Letting to the weeds of the ground
My sinful blood,
What can you offer me?
A gardened castle?
A flowery kingdom?

What? A hope?
Then hence with your red sword of virtue.

Topic(s) of this poem: courage


Comments about Supposing That I Should Have The Courage by Stephen Crane

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/1/2017 10:34:00 AM)


    To let a red sword of virtue
    Plunge into my heart,
    Letting to the weeds of the ground
    My sinful blood,
    Great lines, Loved reading it.
    Amazing.
    10+++
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 3, 2015


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