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Poem by Stephen Crane


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There was a land where lived no violets.
A traveller at once demanded : Why?
The people told him:
Once the violets of this place spoke thus:
Until some woman freely gives her lover
To another woman
We will fight in bloody scuffle.
Sadly the people added:
There are no violets here.



Stephen Crane


Stephen Crane's other poems:
  1. Mystic shadow, bending near me
  2. There were many who went in huddled procession
  3. When a people reach the top of a hill
  4. Why do you strive for greatness, fool?
  5. The impact of a dollar upon the heart


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