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Stephen Crane - Why do you strive for greatness, fool?

Why do you strive for greatness, fool?
Go pluck a bough and wear it.
It is as sufficing.

My Lord, there are certain barbarians
Who tilt their noses
As if the stars were flowers,
And Thy servant is lost among their shoe-buckles.
Fain would I have mine eyes even with their eyes.

Fool, go pluck a bough and wear it.

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Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 52. Why do you strive for greatness, fool?
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: Published/Written in 1905
Poem of the Day: Feb 20 2003

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