Poetry: Fast rode the knight by Stephen Crane

Fast rode the knight
With spurs, hot and reeking,
Ever waving an eager sword,
“To save my lady!”
Fast rode the knight,
And leaped from saddle to war.
Men of steel flickered and gleamed
Like riot of silver lights,
And the gold of the knight’s good banner
Still waved on a castle wall.
. . . . .
A horse,
Blowing, staggering, bloody thing,
Forgotten at foot of castle wall.
A horse
Dead at foot of castle wall.

3 thoughts on “Poetry: Fast rode the knight by Stephen Crane

  1. Oh. That is sad. 😦

    Weirdly, it never crossed my mind that Stephen Crane wrote more poems than just the one I read in high school (“A man said to the universe ‘Sir, I exist!'”). Of course that’s nonsense — good to see something else by him.

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    1. I didn’t even know he existed before this one. My journey to discover poetry is a weird one sometimes – I miss a lot of big stuff people already know – or have studied.

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