Language: English 
The sea is deep,
A knife is sharp,
And a poison acid burns --
But they all bring rest,
They all bring peace
For which the tired
Soul yearns.
They all bring rest
In a nothingness
From where
No soul returns.

First published as "Song for a Suicide" in Crisis, May 1924


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This text was added to the website: 2010-10-26
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