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Stephen Crane - Tradition, thou art for suckling children

Tradition, thou art for suckling children,
Thou art the enlivening milk for babes;
But no meat for men is in thee.
Then --
But, alas, we all are babes.

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Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 45. Tradition, thou art for suckling children
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: Published/Written in 1905

Comment 1 of 1, added on August 24th, 2005 at 4:05 AM.

This is like" "the sabath was made for man and not man for the sabath" we can't do without it but it is not the point; also what shall we do for example, to greet each other if we had no "ways" to do so; but may in comparison to the wisdom collected over the ages we will always be as babes...

Nimal from Australia

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