Burial

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Burial was published in Millay's poetry collection, Second April (1921). It is featured in our Gothic Literature Study Guide.
Burial by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Burial by Edna St. Vincent Millay

     Mine is a body that should die at sea!
       And have for a grave, instead of a grave
     Six feet deep and the length of me,
       All the water that is under the wave!

     And terrible fishes to seize my flesh,
       Such as a living man might fear,
     And eat me while I am firm and fresh,—
       Not wait till I've been dead for a year!


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