And you love me

I love you.

You are, then, cold coward.

Aye; but, beloved,
When I strive to come to you,
Man’s opinions, a thousand thickets,
My interwoven existence,
My life,
Caught in the stubble of the world
Like a tender veil —
This stays me.
No strange move can I make
Without noise of tearing
I dare not.

If love loves,
There is no world
Nor word.
All is lost
Save thought of love
And place to dream.
You love me?

I love you.

You are, then, cold coward.

Aye; but, beloved —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Stephen Crane's poem And you love me


  1. Elle Higgins says:

    A compelling story of love that is unrequited and forbidden, once you get passed the strange nature, you can see the naturalistic viewpoints of acceptance due to the love that is controlled by the fear in society, written 1905, class distinction would have been common so this love could have been as a result of class segregation

  2. Peter C. Langella says:

    “When two virginities meet together, the King & and the Priest must be tied in a tether.” –William Blake

  3. walason says:

    i really apreciated this poem it is touching and it made me fell happy…

  4. Kyle Mancurua says:

    This poem is a very intellectual poem about a love that is hidden because of society. It is talking about how somebody loves him ;however, they are afraid to show it because of society and their views on them as a couple.

  5. sierra says:

    i dont really like it, it did not make since!

  6. Wesley McCrea says:

    This is one of the better love poems I have read in a good while. I like it because it is short and sweet and full of heart I started writing poems for my girlfriend a few months ago and it makes me feel sooo awesome when i know she appreciates that i am able to put my feelings on paper for her.

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