Walking in the sky,
A man in strange black garb
Encountered a radiant form.
Then his steps were eager;
Bowed he devoutly.
“My Lord,” said he.
But the spirit knew him not.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Stephen Crane's poem Walking in the sky


  1. Peter C. Langella says:

    Priesthood means nothing to God as far as salvation is concerned.

  2. Andy says:

    You cannot find any ounce of theistic religion in these poems and if you do they only serve to mock the faith not validate it.

  3. Nimal says:

    Is’t it so that many a ‘priest’ in odd garb (black frocks and dog collars for example), supposes that they walk in the sky (or are in touch with God)

  4. Elizabeth says:

    God will not know you unless you give yourself to him

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