"A.J. Rose" (Jonathan) (ajrose93) wrote,
"A.J. Rose" (Jonathan)
ajrose93

St. Stephen Crane -- 1 November 1871 - 5 June 1900

93!

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said: “Is it good, friend?”
“It is bitter -- bitter,” he answered;
“But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart.”


-- Stephen Crane
yes, the 1890s, Red Badge of Courage guy, also a breathtaking poet:

http://www.loquacious.org/cshannon/crane.html
http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/196.html

I believe isomeme* and I may have discussed him here (or there) before; I figured the 107th anniversary of Crane's Greater Feast (yesterday) allowed for a little repetition. :)

93 93/93 -- AJ

* WTG, MU!!!!!!! :D
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