A Man Said to the Universe by Stephen Crane

A man said to the universe:
“Sir, I exist!”
“However,” replied the universe,
“The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.”

From: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44049/a-man-said-to-the-universe

Date: 1899

By: Stephen Crane (1871-1900)

One Comment to “A Man Said to the Universe by Stephen Crane”

  1. I have long found Stephen Crane’s short pieces incredibly poignant.

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