Poet: Stephen Crane
If I should cast off this tattered coat
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: Published/Written in 1905
Comment 5 of 5, added on July 19th, 2014 at 1:14 AM.
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from Korea, South
Comment 4 of 5, added on September 13th, 2013 at 4:07 AM.
k8I2Xy Very neat blog post.Thanks Again.
Comment 3 of 5, added on October 7th, 2012 at 10:56 PM.
I agree with Kornelia...to a point. This poem is about the afterlife. But, unfortunately for Stephen Crane, and all those who reject Christian Theism,any absolute standard of right and wrong, or even God Himself,they have nothing to offer instead. Man himself becomes the measure of what is right, what is true, and eventually, what is out there, period. And, sadly enough, Crane discovers only emptiness and futility. With no absolute standards, Crane drifts down the corridor of infinite regress - to despair.
Thomas from United States
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