by Stephen Crane (1871 - 1900)

I saw a man pursuing the horizon
Language: English 
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]1,
"You can never -- "

"You lie," he cried,
And ran [on]2.

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1 Lindsay: "I said, "It is futile,""
2 Lidnsay: "on and on"


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This text was added to the website: 2004-02-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 37