A Man Said to the Universe

Original Text: 
Stephen Crane, War Is Kind and Other Lines (1899).
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1A man said to the universe:
2"Sir, I exist!
3"However," replied the universe,
4"The fact has not created in me
5"A sense of obligation."
Publication Start Year: 
1899
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.
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