Friday, September 24, 2010

I have just recently stumbled upon a poet by the name of Stephen Crane. I am really enjoying his work so far. You guys may have already heard of him. Read his poem, "The Wayfarer":

The wayfarer,
Perceiving the pathway to truth,
Was struck with astonishment.
It was thickly grown with weeds.
"Ha," he said,
"I see that no one has passed here
In a long time."
Later he saw that each weed
Was a singular knife.
"Well," he mumbled at last,
"Doubtless there are other roads."


  1. I have heard of Stephen Crane as a writer (ie. Red Badge of Courage) but I was unaware that he wrote poetry as well. Thanks for sharing.

  2. thanks for sharing drew. i had read a short story he'd written called "the open boat" as an english major. i recall liking it - it really pulled you into the experience. i read on wiki that he died at the age of 28 in a sanatorium in a black forest. tragic. i'd be interested in hearing more of his poetry.

  3., that's young. I just heard the other day that Mama Cass from the Mamas and the Papas died at 32. 28 and 32 seem like full lives when you're 15, but when you're 30 it's pretty sobering.