Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BURIAL, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY



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First Line: Mine is a body that should die at sea!
Last Line: Not wait till I've been dead for a year!
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Funerals; Sea; Burials; Ocean


MINE is a body that should die at sea!
And have for a grave, instead of a grave
Six feet deep and the length of me,
All the water that is under the wave!

And terrible fishes to seize my flesh,
Such as a living man might fear,
And eat me while I am firm and fresh, --
Not wait till I've been dead for a year!






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