The Wayfarer
  Stephen Crane   (1871-1900)
S.Crane photo (link: Stephen Crane @ the Literature Network)




The wayfarer,
Perceiving the way to truth,
Was struck with astonishment.
It was thickly grown with weeds.
"Ha," he said,
"I see that no one has passed here
In a long time."
Later he saw that each weed
Was a singular knife.
"Well," he mumbled at last
"Doubtless there are other roads."

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