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First Line: I'd like to try the deeper waters, spread
Last Line: And gave himself till dark pools held him dead.
Subject(s): Earth; Love; Sea; World; Ocean


I'd like to try the deeper waters, spread
A fathom nearer liquid liberty;
A drop of any sea would do, he said,
Providing it is light enough to be
The shroud to hold a man and lift a head
Whose weariness is heavier far than he;
Or let me sink from drop to drop, a thread
About my throat, and hang there silently:

On earth there's not a thing with hands like these,
That undulate with tidal whims, yet fold
Their fingers round a stone or ships or pleas
A derelict cries out, and cool them cold;
On land there's not a love like this, he said,
And gave himself till dark pools held him dead.





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