Behold, from the land of the farther suns

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Behold, from the land of the farther suns  (1905) 
by Stephen Crane
This poem was published in 1905 in the volume The Black Rider & Other Lines.

Behold, from the land of the farther suns
I returned.
And I was in a reptile-swarming place,
Peopled, otherwise, with grimaces,
Shrouded above in black impenetrableness.
I shrank, loathing,
Sick with it.
And I said to him,
"What is this?"
He made answer slowly,
"Spirit, this is a world;
This was your home."

This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.