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Stephen Crane - Should the wide world roll away,

Should the wide world roll away,
Leaving black terror,
Limitless night,
Nor God, nor man, nor place to stand
Would be to me essential,
If thou and thy white arms were there,
And the fall to doom a long way.

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Should the wide world roll away, - Comments and Information

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 10. Should the wide world roll away,
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: Published/Written in 1905
Poem of the Day: Nov 28 2003

Comment 4 of 4, added on July 18th, 2014 at 11:34 PM.
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Comment 3 of 4, added on February 4th, 2007 at 3:24 AM.

It means that if he could fall with her in his arms, it wouldn't matter. Especially if it was a long ways. It's romantic in the truest sense. I don't see how it's in the least bit twisted. It's saying that if the world ends, just let me be in your arms as it's happening.

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Comment 2 of 4, added on February 3rd, 2007 at 7:41 PM.

This is not stating that if there was no God, Crane would need ______; it is stating.. Crane does not care about God or those other things, he just cares that he is with a certain person for a while. A very twisted romantic poem.

Mike

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