Tradition, thou art for suckling children

Tradition, thou art for suckling children,
Thou art the enlivening milk for babes;
But no meat for men is in thee.
Then —
But, alas, we all are babes.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Stephen Crane's poem Tradition, thou art for suckling children

1 Comment

  1. Nimal says:

    This is like” “the sabath was made for man and not man for the sabath” we can’t do without it but it is not the point; also what shall we do for example, to greet each other if we had no “ways” to do so; but may in comparison to the wisdom collected over the ages we will always be as babes…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding the meaning or the theme of this poem by Stephen Crane better? If accepted, your analysis will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.