Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | January 8, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: There was, before me

by Stephen Maria Crane (1871 – 1900).

 

There was, before me (1895)

 

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;                                5

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.                      10

When I gazed,

And in my gazing, desired,

Then came again

Mile upon mile,

Of snow, ice, burning sand.                                 15

 

Notes:

http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/scrane.htm

http://www.online-literature.com/crane/


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