Another question trying to find the name of a poem, possibly a very cheesy poem from my youth.
January 23, 2007 2:24 PM   Subscribe

PoetryFilter: I (mis)remember a single line of a poem and Google isn't helping me. God (maybe? or some other speaker?) says, "Oh, best blade of grass!" And that's all I've got, and it's probably wrong. Any guesses?
posted by terceiro to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: In Heaven, by Stephen Crane

In heaven,
Some little blades of grass
Stood before God.
"What did you do?"
Then all save one of the little blades
Began eagerly to relate
The merits of their lives.
This one stayed a small way behind,
Presently, God said,
"And what did you do?"

The little blade answered, "Oh my Lord,
Memory is bitter to me,
For, if I did good deeds,
I know not of them."
Then God, in all His splendor,
Arose from His throne.
"Oh, best little blade of grass!" He said.
posted by soma lkzx at 2:26 PM on January 23, 2007 [5 favorites]

I love AskMe.
posted by languagehat at 2:50 PM on January 23, 2007

Google isn't helping


It's the third link when you google Oh best blade of grass.
posted by Neiltupper at 3:33 PM on January 23, 2007

this will undoubtedly be the only time in life that my love of stephen crane's poems will come in handy
posted by soma lkzx at 3:34 PM on January 23, 2007

Response by poster: It might be the third link with "Oh best blade of grass" but it isn't there at all with best blade of grass and I didn't know for sure I even had the phrase correct.

So Google has not failed me, I have failed Google.
posted by terceiro at 4:46 PM on January 23, 2007

FWIW I'm glad you asked, because I never would have discovered this wonderful poem had you not done so.
posted by joshuaconner at 7:31 PM on January 23, 2007

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