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Stephen Crane (Стивен Крейн)


"Truth," said a traveller


”Truth,” said a traveller,
”Is a rock, a mighty fortress;
Often have I been to it,
Even to its highest tower,
From whence the world looks black.”

”Truth,” said a traveller,
”Is a breath, a wind,
A shadow, a phantom;
Long have I pursued it,
But never have I touched
The hem of its garment.”

And I believed the second traveller;
For truth was to me
A breath, a wind,
A shadow, a phantom,
And never had I touched
The hem of its garment.



Stephen Crane's other poems:
  1. If there is a witness to my little life
  2. And you love me
  3. Once a man clambering to the housetops
  4. A slant of sun on dull brown walls
  5. In the night


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