Dorothy Parker

(22 August 1893 - 7 June 1967 / Long Branch / New Jersey)

The Sea


Who lay against the sea, and fled,
Who lightly loved the wave,
Shall never know, when he is dead,
A cool and murmurous grave.

But in a shallow pit shall rest
For all eternity,
And bear the earth upon the breas
That once had worn the sea.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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