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By Crane, Stephen

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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: Legends  
Author: Crane, Stephen
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: A MAN builded a bugle for the storms to blow. // The focused winds hurled him afar. // He said that the instrument was a failure. // II // When the suicide arrived at the sky, the people there asked him: Why? // He replied: Because no one admired me. // III // A man said: Thou tree! // The tree answered with the same scorn: Thou man! // Thou art greater than I only in thy possibilities. // IV // A warrior stood upon a peak and defied the stars. // A little magpie, happening there, desired the soldier's plume, and so plucked it. // V // The wind that waves the blossoms sang, sang, sang from age to age. // The flowers were made curious by this joy. // Oh, wind, they said, why sing you at your labour, while we, pink beneficiaries, sing not, but idle, idle, idle // from age to age? // VI // Stephen Crane // Voices // EACH small gleam was a voice // -A lantern voice- // In little songs of carmine, violet, green, gold. // A chorus of colors came over the water; // The wondrous leaf-shadow no longer wavered, // No pines crooned on the hills // The blue night was elsewhere a silence // When the chorus of colors came over the water, // Little songs of carmine, violet, green, gold. // Small glowing pebbles // Thrown on the dark plane of evening // Sing good ballads of God // And eternity, with soul's rest. // Little priests, little holy fathers // None can doubt the truth of your hymning...


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