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Stephen Crane
War is Kind and Other Lines





Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind.
"What says the sea, little shell?
To the maiden
A little ink more or less!
"Have you ever made a just man?"
I explain the silvered passing of a ship at night,
"I have heard the sunset song of the birches,
Fast rode the knight
Forth went the candid man
You tell me this is God?
On the desert
A newspaper is a collection of half-injustices
The wayfarer,
A slant of sun on dull brown walls,
Once a man clambering to the housetops
There was a man with tongue of wood
The successful man has thrust himself
In the night
The chatter of a death-demon from a tree-top
The impact of a dollar upon the heart
A man said to the universe:
When the prophet, a complacent fat man,
There was a land where lived no violets.
Ay, workman, make me a dream,
Each small gleam was a voice,
The trees in the garden rained flowers.
When a people reach the top of a hill,
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