A row of thick pillars

A row of thick pillars is the final song from Lowell Liebermann's Three Poems of Stephen Crane, Op. 11 song cycle.

Date: 1983Composer: Lowell LiebermannText: Stephen CraneSong Collection: Three Poems of Stephen Crane, Op. 11

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A row of thick pillars

By Stephen Crane

A row of thick pillars
Consciously bracing for the weight
Of a vanished roof
The bronze light of sunset strikes through them,
And over a floor made for slow rites.
There is no sound of singing
But, aloft, a great and terrible bird
Is watching a cur, beaten and cut,
That crawls to the cool shadows of the pillars
To die.

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