Stephen Crane

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

There Was, Before Me, - Poem by Stephen Crane

There was, before me,
Mile upon mile
Of snow, ice, burning sand.
And yet I could look beyond all this,
To a place of infinite beauty;
And I could see the loveliness of her
Who walked in the shade of the trees.
When I gazed,
All was lost
But this place of beauty and her.
When I gazed,
And in my gazing, desired,
Then came again
Mile upon mile,
Of snow, ice, burning sand.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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