Stephen Crane

(November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900 / New Jersey)

A man saw a ball of gold in the sky; Poem by Stephen Crane


A man saw a ball of gold in the sky;
He climbed for it,
And eventually he achieved it --
It was clay.

Now this is the strange part:
When the man went to the earth
And looked again,
Lo, there was the ball of gold.
Now this is the strange part:
It was a ball of gold.
Aye, by the heavens, it was a ball of gold.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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