Stephen Maria Crane

Here you will find the Poem In a lonely place, of poet Stephen Maria Crane

In a lonely place,

In a lonely place, 
I encountered a sage 
Who sat, all still, 
Regarding a newspaper. 
He accosted me: 
"Sir, what is this?" 
Then I saw that I was greater, 
Aye, greater than this sage. 
I answered him at once, 
"Old, old man, it is the wisdom of the age." 
The sage looked upon me with admiration.