XXVIII [“Truth," said a traveller]
“Truth," said a traveller, “Is a rock, a mighty fortress; “Often have I been to it, “Even to its highest tower, “From whence the world looks black.” “Truth," said a traveller, “Is a breath, a wind, “A shadow, a phantom; “Long have I pursued it, “But never have I touched “The hem of its garment.” And I believed the second traveller; For truth was to me A breath, a wind, A shadow, a phantom, And never had I touched The hem of its garment.
This poem is in the public domain.
Stephen Crane, born in 1871, was a prolific writer of poetry and fiction.
Date Published: 2017-12-07
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/xxviii-truth-said-traveller