Of Poets And Their Deaths

A few intriguing ideas intrigued me this morning while I was going about my own business. And I thought of sharing them with you.

How did Pablo Neruda die?

I know how he DIDN'T die. He didn't get hit by a truck. He clearly stated "I have no truck with death." Perhaps he died 'Keeping Quiet'.

How did Samuel Taylor Coleridge die?

He died of thirst during a flood. His last words were "Water water every where, but not a drop to drink!"

And how about Emily Dickinson?

Well, she certainly 'could stop not for death'. So I think Death would have had a hard time catching up with her.