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Poem by Stephen Crane


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Many workmen
Built a huge ball of masonry
Upon a mountain-top.
Then they went to the valley below,
And turned to behold their work.
ФIt is grand,Ф they said;
They loved the thing.

Of a sudden, it moved:
It came upon them swiftly;
It crushed them all to blood.
But some had opportunity to squeal.



Stephen Crane


Stephen Crane's other poems:
  1. "What says the sea, little shell?"
  2. Many red devils ran from my heart
  3. When a people reach the top of a hill
  4. There was a man who lived a life of fire
  5. There was set before me a mighty hill


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