Places among the stars,
Soft gardens near the sun,
Keep your distant beauty;
Shed no beams upon my weak heart.
Since she is here
In a place of blackness,
Not your golden days
Nor your silver nights
Can call me to you.
Since she is here
In a place of blackness,
Here I stay and wait

Analysis, meaning and summary of Stephen Crane's poem Places among the stars


  1. marcus says:

    this poem is depressing upon the dar willow weeps till i wake thy far maden

  2. Liz says:

    I agree with Chris. This poem is very moving and beautiful. I am falling in love with all of Stephen Crane’s poems. He is one of the most poetic poets I’ve ever heard of. He is very intellegant and I would one day, love to meet this fine fellow. It would also be an honor to write so incredable like him.

  3. Chris says:

    I believe this poem is about a man who is in love with a certain woman who, unlike him, has participated in sinister things, causing her afterlife to be consumed in Hell. Yet he refuses to travel to the “soft gardens” of Heaven until he waits for his loved one to come back to him from the Hell that she was placed in when both lovers died. The poem is moving and very symbolistic about strong love.

  4. ashley says:

    I really like this poem and i wish that i could right poetry like you

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