Sunday, December 27, 2009

"Think as I think," said a man

"Think as I think," said a man,
"Or you are abominably wicked;
You are a toad."

And after I had thought of it,
I said, "I will, then, be a toad."
Stephen Crane

1 comment:

luxomni said...

Personally, I prefer:
"I, then, will be a toad" to the author's version and recite it so.

I think it has a better meter and is more forceful too. But then that is in keeping with the sentiment, isn't it?