Stephen Crane

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

There Was A Man With Tongue Of Wood - Poem by Stephen Crane

There was a man with tongue of wood
Who essayed to sing,
And in truth it was lamentable.
But there was one who heard
The clip-clapper of this tongue of wood
And knew what the man
Wished to sing,
And with that the singer was content.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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