Emily Dickinson

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

Drowning is not so pitiful - Poem by Emily Dickinson

Drowning is not so pitiful
As the attempt to rise.
Three times, 't is 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.

Topic(s) of this poem: violence

Comments about Drowning is not so pitiful by Emily Dickinson

  • (12/1/2015 9:01:00 PM)

    .......an incredible theme which gives us much to contemplate ★ (Report) Reply

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  • Pijush Biswas (8/31/2015 7:07:00 AM)

    Every person in life tries to rise, wants to be successful but many of them fail to achieve this.
    Otherwise many people try hard to gain success and lastly gain,
    it is very difficult nodoubt to be a gainer where in this world lot are beyond reach.
    if we look through past and even future must see lot of people then while trying to rise failed.
    success is not so easy as much as to be failed.

    the poem came out from intense insight.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2015

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