Drowning is not so pitiful - Emily Dickinson

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

Where hope and he part company,—
For he is grasped of God.
The Maker’s cordial visage,
However good to see,
Is shunned, we must admit it,
Like an adversity.

- Emily Dickinson

Reminds me of 

Guru Amar Das' Pritpaala (Aape Takhat Rachaiyon)

Guru Nanak's Man Ek Na Chetas Moodh Manaa