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I saw a man pursuing the horizon

I saw a man pursuing the horizon;
Round and round they sped.
I was disturbed at this;
I accosted the man.
"It is futile," I said,
"You can never—"

"You lie," he cried,
And ran on.


This poem appeared in Poem-A-Day on April 21, 2013. Browse the Poem-A-Day archive.


Stephen Crane

Stephen Crane, born in 1871, was a prolific writer of poetry and fiction.

Date Published: 2013-04-21

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