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Emily Dickinson - Drowning is not so pitiful

Drowning is not so pitiful
As the attempt to rise
Three times, 'tis said, a sinking man
Comes up to face the skies,
And then declines forever
To that abhorred abode,
Where hope and he part company --
For he is grasped of God.
The Maker's cordial visage,
However good to see,
Is shunned, we must admit it,
Like an adversity.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1718. Drowning is not so pitiful
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

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