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Comment 8 of 8, added on March 27th, 2012 at 3:19 PM.

This poem by Stephen Crane is perhaps about his old love....he got married
in England,and may be the poet was too close to someone in his homeland..as
old love never dies and it never shows...that is real love and that never

Shama T.Bukhari
Comment 7 of 8, added on September 26th, 2011 at 1:09 PM.

I think this poem is about maybe a love he had in the past (perhaps she
passed away) and he realized that he can find her only in his heart, and
there she will stay. and he hasnt found another more fairer than she, the
one in his heart.

nikkij from United States
Comment 6 of 8, added on August 10th, 2011 at 11:06 AM.
american heart

I trust you, american heart.

Zarina from Russia
Comment 5 of 8, added on February 28th, 2008 at 6:33 PM.

I think that this poem is about his search for perfection and true love,
and though he cannot find it, he is not sad because he has perfection and
love in his heart. He was a dreamer and had very high standards and
probably visions of some magical fairy-tale kind of true love. He set
himself up for disappointment by having dreams, but because he dreams he
doesn't even realize that he is wasting away waiting for something to
happen on its own, instead of working for it.

Comment 4 of 8, added on May 28th, 2007 at 12:40 AM.

I am almost positive the poet is speaking about how he can find no one that
is quite to his standards. He is searching for this perfect soul mate but
she is in only a figment or expectation that goes unfulfilled. However he
does not feel at loss because his expectation exceeds the beauty of all
real women.

Kaitlin from United States
Comment 3 of 8, added on April 23rd, 2007 at 4:12 PM.

awww.. this was so sweet and the best one i have read so far!!!

Starfire from United States
Comment 2 of 8, added on June 5th, 2005 at 3:23 PM.

If it is about two loves, from what I read previous about Stephen Crane is
that he had no real true love but only that of his mother and sister. The
information that i read could be wrong.

Jim from United States
Comment 1 of 8, added on November 10th, 2004 at 2:18 AM.

I think this poem is talking about two different women this man loves. One
he has looked for over and over again and the love he needed and wanted
most was with him all along

Nalani from United States

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Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 8. I looked here
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
Viewed: 17209 times
Poem of the Day: Nov 6 2000

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