O.P.P. #5 — Stephen’s heart…

Day 5 of National Poetry Month.

And we’re looking in….

In the Desert

by Stephen Crane

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, “Is it good, friend?”
“It is bitter—bitter,” he answered;
“But I like it
“Because it is bitter,
“And because it is my heart.”

4 thoughts on “O.P.P. #5 — Stephen’s heart…

      • What a poem! Thank you for sharing that with me.

        Crane really captures an underlying discomfort I have with the matter of holiness, of human attempts at discerning this thing called “divine justice.”

        Speaking of being kindred spirits, can I be selfish and ask you if I could get you to consider a pairing of some of your photos and my poems? I realize you are talking to Trent Lewin about doing something like this and you are busy man, but can I put myself in the queue? Feel free to decline, I will not be offended.

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