Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | December 9, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Once I Saw Mountains Angry

by Stephen Crane (1871 – 1900).

Once I Saw Mountains Angry

Once I saw mountains angry,
And ranged in battle-front.
Against them stood a little man;
Aye, he was no bigger than my finger.
I laughed, and spoke to one near me,
“Will he prevail?”
“Surely,” replied this other;
“His grandfathers beat them many times.”
Then did I see much virtue in grandfathers —
At least, for the little man
Who stood against the mountains.

Notes:
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/scrane.htm
http://www.online-literature.com/crane/

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