Poems and Quotes About Drowning

Emily Dickinson's Drowning is not so pitiful

I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.
― Langston Hughes

“Two drowning people can't save each other. All they can do is drag each other down.”
― Carsten Jensen, We, the Drowned

“For in tremendous extremities human souls are like drowning men; well enough they know they are in peril; well enough they know the causes of that peril;--nevertheless, the sea is the sea, and these drowning men do drown.”

― Herman Melville, Pierre Or The Ambiguities