Stephen Crane

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

Upon The Road Of My Life, - Poem by Stephen Crane

Upon the road of my life,
Passed me many fair creatures,
Clothed all in white, and radiant.
To one, finally, I made speech:
"Who art thou?"
But she, like the others,
Kept cowled her face,
And answered in haste, anxiously,
"I am good deed, forsooth;
You have often seen me."
"Not uncowled," I made reply.
And with rash and strong hand,
Though she resisted,
I drew away the veil
And gazed at the features of vanity.
She, shamefaced, went on;
And after I had mused a time,
I said of myself,

Comments about Upon The Road Of My Life, by Stephen Crane

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/1/2016 6:41:00 PM)

    The road of life is both rough as you see and a well-paved highway ahead...... (Report) Reply

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  • (11/1/2016 8:51:00 AM)

    Reading the poem I remembered instantly Geeta's teaching, even Sattwa (goodness) comes wrapped in ego's high vanity. So beautifully this eternal teaching presented in this poem. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/1/2016 8:19:00 AM)

    An archaic poem..., the emotion said is a momentary reflex without any restraint....the way it is written is good-10 (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (11/1/2016 6:43:00 AM)

    Is it a moment, in life, of disappointment, I wonder. Congrats for being at the top. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (11/1/2016 2:01:00 AM)

    A philosophical nicely presented through this small poem. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/1/2016 1:13:00 AM)

    Facing the facts of life
    Like the others. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (11/1/2016 12:32:00 AM)

    Upon The Road Of My Life
    This is not a modern poem.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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