Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
August 30th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 278,918 comments.
Stephen Crane - If I should cast off this tattered coat

If I should cast off this tattered coat,
And go free into the mighty sky;
If I should find nothing there
But a vast blue,
Echoless, ignorant --
What then?

Share |

Added: Jan 31 2004 | Viewed: 9223 times | Comments and analysis of If I should cast off this tattered coat by Stephen Crane Comments (5)

If I should cast off this tattered coat - Comments and Information

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 66. 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.
GWCjiOwJpXhofPyrN

88Dea4 Thanks a lot for the post.Thanks Again. Really Cool.

link building from Korea, South
Comment 4 of 5, added on September 13th, 2013 at 4:07 AM.
RlngadqOWqK

k8I2Xy Very neat blog post.Thanks Again.

online business from Algeria
Comment 3 of 5, added on October 7th, 2012 at 10:56 PM.
Nihilism

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

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, If I should cast off this tattered coat, has received 5 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Crane Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore