Supposing that I should have the courage

Stephen Crane

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Supposing that I should have the courage
To let a red sword of virtue
Plunge into my heart,
Letting to the weeds of the ground
My sinful blood,
What can you offer me?
A gardened castle?
A flowery kingdom?

What? A hope?
Then hence with your red sword of virtue.

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  • nagaliga

    Just came across this Stephen Crane piece. It really poses tough questions about sacrifice, virtue, and reward. There's a deep, haunting beauty in his words that lingers, making you truly ponder the essence of courage and righteousness. The simplicity yet depth of this writing portrays Crane's brilliance as a poet.