Love walked alone.
The rocks cut her tender feet,
And the brambles tore her fair limbs.
There came a companion to her,
But, alas, he was no help,
For his name was heart’s pain.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Stephen Crane's poem Love walked alone


  1. Mr. Chane says:

    I really like the poem, it reminds my of the nights I spents alone with my self with out my wife.

  2. Emma says:

    This poem is so true…the deception on how pain is brought into love’s “life”. The relationship between love & pain is so realistic, with the fact that the companion(heart’s pain), of course, is no help.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I think that it shows how to love is to greive. She loved, and her comanion came but didnt help. He was Pain, and he was there. So to love is to greive. thats what i think, but its late, so im a little messed up

  4. rachel says:

    it seems to me that this poem is about lost love. love seemed lost in first place. she found a companion… but also found that she was still alone despite the presence of this companion. the name of this man brought her heart pain…

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