Thursday, April 19, 2012

Poem-a-Day: "I Saw a Man Pursuing the Horizon"

A poem selected by Allison Lutz, English 348:

"I saw a man pursuing the horizon," by Stephen Crane. Read it here.

“I Saw a Man,” by Stephen Crane, displays the freedom of following one's own ideas. It also suggests that we tend to run after things (whether they be goals, people, etc) that we might never had a chance in reaching in the first place. The horizon serves as a metaphor to mean anything that seems hard or impossible to obtain, yet something that many people want, and its pursuing alludes to ideas that many people reject. This poem is a fine example of going for your dreams and to not pay attention to the people who want to drag you down. Never give up, even if you have to chase the horizon.
~Allison Lutz, UW-Eau Claire student, English 348

April is National Poetry Month! UW-Eau Claire students in English 348 (Topics in American Literature) are celebrating National Poetry Month with the McIntyre Library.

Featured poems will be listed here in the order they appear on the blog.

UW-Eau Claire's celebration of National Poetry Month is on Facebook and Twitter!

Questions or comments? Robin Miller will try to help.

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