Stevie Smith

(20 September 1902 – 7 March 1971 / Kingston upon Hull)

Drugs Made Pauline Vague - Poem by Stevie Smith

Drugs made Pauline vague.
She sat one day at the breakfast table
Fingering in a baffled way
The fronds of the maidenhair plant.

Was it the salt you were looking for dear?
said Dulcie, exchanging a glance with the Brigadier.

Chuff chuff Pauline what's the matter?
Said the Brigadier to his wife
Who did not even notice
What a handsome couple they made.


Comments about Drugs Made Pauline Vague by Stevie Smith

  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (5/18/2014 12:02:00 PM)

    Admit to being a little perplexed by this poem. Would love to hear others interpretations. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 108 Points Brian Jani (5/5/2014 4:08:00 AM)

    Interesting poem stevie (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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