I saw a man pursuing the horizon;
dancing with a rapier in hand,
folding the sky and clouds in lacy
patterns, I was curious and followed,
falling into an elixir of moon and stars.
The line I chose is also title of
Stephen Crane’s poem
“I saw a man pursuing the horizon”
He was a historian, journalist, poet,
and author of short stories and novels.
His Civil War novel “The Red Badge of Courage” (1895)
is a classic of American literature.