Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

Two swimmers wrestled on the spar


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Two swimmers wrestled on the spar—
Until the morning sun—
When One—turned smiling to the land—
Oh God! the Other One!

The stray ships—passing—
Spied a face—
Upon the waters borne—
With eyes in death—still begging raised—
And hands—beseeching—thrown!

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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