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Emily Dickinson Poem
Drowning is not so pitiful
 by Emily Dickinson

1718

Drowning is not so pitiful
As the attempt to rise
Three times, 'tis said, a sinking man
Comes up to face the skies,
And then declines forever
To that abhorred abode,
...

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A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Nobody is going to win a 5,000 meter race after running an easy 2 miles. Not with me. If I lose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself.
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Births on this day in history

  • 12/02/1971 - Jüri Reinvere - Estonian-German composer and poet
  • 12/02/1884 - Yahya Kemal Beyatlı - Turkish poet and author (d. 1958)

Deaths on this day in history

  • 12/02/2004 - Mona Van Duyn - American poet and academic (b. 1921)
  • 12/02/1985 - Philip Larkin - English poet
  • 12/02/1944 - Filippo Tommaso Marinetti - Egyptian-Italian poet and composer (b. 1876)
  • 12/02/1918 - Edmond Rostand - French poet and playwright (b. 1868)
  • 12/02/1747 - Vincent Bourne - English poet and scholar (b. 1695)