Stephen Crane

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

The Wayfarer - Poem by Stephen Crane

The wayfarer,
Perceiving the pathway to truth,
Was struck with astonishment.
It was thickly grown with weeds.
"Ha," he said,
"I see that none has passed here
In a long time."
Later he saw that each weed
Was a singular knife.
"Well," he mumbled at last,
"Doubtless there are other roads."


Comments about The Wayfarer by Stephen Crane

  • Paresh Chakra (12/9/2018 10:48:00 AM)

    This poem is very nice (Report)Reply

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  • (3/19/2018 4:44:00 PM)

    The poem is cynical, yes, but far more meaningful than “The Road Not Taken.“ (Report)Reply

    (6/14/2018 11:03:00 PM)

    Ha! Humor.
    Mumbles, humor
    Agree with you Peter, more meaningful.
    Crane has a way with thought/words/actions
    From CBT: Thought, emotion, thought, behavior...

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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