Poet: Stephen Crane
The livid lightnings flashed in the clouds
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: Published/Written in 1905
Poem of the Day:
Mar 29 2002
Comment 5 of 5, added on September 22nd, 2013 at 1:47 AM.
Thanks for sttirang the ball rolling with this insight.
Comment 4 of 5, added on February 3rd, 2007 at 7:57 PM.
you guys got it all wrong.. it is kind of like the quote "God is dead" -Nietzsche.... he is commenting on how it is a popular idea that u must be quiet to hear the voice of God.. but the last line is saying that it hasnt been heard... as if .. there is no one there
Mike from United States
Comment 3 of 5, added on December 21st, 2005 at 5:09 PM.
This poem is just like the story in 1 Kings 19:11-12 (in the Bible). Elijah was waiting before God on a mountain. First, a mighty wind came and tore into the mountain, then an earthwake, then a fire. But God was not in those. He then spoke to Elijah in a still, small voice. God chooses to speak to us this way, and it is wonderful!!
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