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Black Riders and Other Lines

Stephen Crane (1871-1900)

1. Black riders came from the sea
2. Three little birds in a row
3. In the desert
4. Yes, I have a thousand tongues
5. Once there came a man
6. God fashioned the ship of the world carefully
7. Mystic shadow, bending near me
8. I looked here
9. I stood upon a high place
10. Should the wide world roll away
11. In a lonely place
12. And the sins of the fathers shall be visited upon the heads of the children
13. If there is a witness to my little life
14. There was a crimson clash of war
15. Tell brave deeds of war
16. Charity, thou art a lie
17. There were many who went in huddled procession
18. In heaven
19. A god in wrath
20. A learned man came to me once
21. There was, before me
22. Once I saw mountains angry
23. Places among the stars
24. I saw a man pursuing the horizon
25. Behold, the grave of a wicked man
26. There was set before me a mighty hill
27. A youth in apparel that glittered
28. "Truth," said a traveller
29. Behold, from the land of the farther suns
30. Supposing that I should have the courage
31. Many workmen
32. Two or three angels
33. There was one I met upon the road
34. I stood upon a highway
35. A man saw a ball of gold in the sky
36. I met a seer
37. On the horizon the peaks assembled
38. The ocean said to me once
39. The livid lightnings flashed in the clouds
40. And you love me
41. Love walked alone
42. I walked in a desert
43. There came whisperings in the winds
44. I was in the darkness
45. Tradition, thou art for suckling children
46. Many red devils ran from my heart
47. "Think as I think," said a man
48. Once there was a man
49. I stood musing in a black world
50. You say you are holy
51. A man went before a strange god
52. Why do you strive for greatness, fool
53. Blustering god
54. "It was wrong to do this," said the angel
55. A man toiled on a burning road
56. A man feared that he might find an assassin
57. With eye and with gesture
58. The sage lectured brilliantly
59. Walking in the sky
60. Upon the road of my life
61. There was a man and a woman
62. There was a man who lived a life of fire
63. There was a great cathedral
64. Friend, your white beard sweeps the ground
65. Once, I knew a fine song
66. If I should cast off this tattered coat
67. God lay dead in heaven
68. A spirit sped

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