Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE BLACK RIDERS: 22, by STEPHEN CRANE

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THE BLACK RIDERS: 22, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once I saw mountains angry
Last Line: Who stood against the mountains.
Variant Title(s): Ancestry
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Heritage; Heredity

ONCE I saw mountains angry,
And ranged in battle-front.
Against them stood a little man;
Ay, he was no bigger than my finger.
I laughed, and spoke to one near me,
"Will he prevail?"
"Surely," replied this other;
"His grandfathers beat them many times."
Then did I see much virtue in grandfathers, --
At least, for the little man
Who stood against the mountains.

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