by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence knew about fear of death, and asked whether peace of mind could be gained through euthanasia.

He wrote:

"And can a man his own quietus make
With a bare bodkin?

With daggers, bodkins, bullets, man can make
a bruise or break of exit for his life,
but is that a quietus, 0 tell me, is it quietus?

Surely not so! for how could murder
even self murder,
ever a quietus make?

O let us talk of quiet that we know,
that we can know, the deep and lovely quiet
of a strong heart at peace!"

See the entire poem at THE SHIP OF DEATH.

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