Should the Wide World Roll Away

By Stephen Crane 1871–1900 Stephen Crane

Should the wide world roll away
Leaving black terror
Limitless night,
Nor God, nor man, nor place to stand
Would be to me essential
If thou and thy white arms were there
And the fall to doom a long way.

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Poet Stephen Crane 1871–1900

Subjects Relationships, Love, Romantic Love, Realistic & Complicated

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Stephen Crane was one of America's foremost realistic writers, and his works have been credited with marking the beginning of modern American Naturalism. His Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage (1895) is a classic of American literature that realistically depicts the psychological complexities of fear and courage on the battlefield. Influenced by William Dean Howells's theory of realism, Crane utilized his keen . . .

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SUBJECT Relationships, Love, Romantic Love, Realistic & Complicated

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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