Should the wide world roll away,
Leaving black terror,
Limitless night,
Nor God, nor man, nor place to stand
Would be to me essential,
If thou and thy white arms were there,
And the fall to doom a long way.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Stephen Crane's poem Should the wide world roll away,


  1. matt says:

    stephen crane was a simp

  2. ea says:

    It means that if he could fall with her in his arms, it wouldn’t matter. Especially if it was a long ways. It’s romantic in the truest sense. I don’t see how it’s in the least bit twisted. It’s saying that if the world ends, just let me be in your arms as it’s happening.

  3. Mike says:

    This is not stating that if there was no God, Crane would need ______; it is stating.. Crane does not care about God or those other things, he just cares that he is with a certain person for a while. A very twisted romantic poem.

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