Cicely Fox Smith

Lymm, Cheshire
Cicely Fox Smith
Lymm, Cheshire

Poems

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1.
The Silent Navy
Oh, it is not in the papers and we cannot always know
Where to find the Silent Service whose address is 'G.P.O.'
And to-day you can't be certain wh ...
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2.
The Oldest Thing In London
A thousand landmarks perish,
A hundred streets grow strange;
With all the dreams they cherish
They go the ways of change;
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3.
A Ship In A Bottle
In a sailormen's restaurant Rotherhithe way,
Where the din of the docksides is loud all the day,
And the breezes come bringing off basin and pond
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4.
Animal House
In Animal House (by which title I call
A dwelling whose true name is not that at all)
There are dogs on the sofas and cats on the chairs;
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5.
The Smell Of The Sea
I'd tramped the whole day long on the weary roads ashore,
I was tired as a dog, and my heart was sick and sore,
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6.
Sailor's Farewell
Lovely is the white town, and smiling it lies
With little green gardens underneath the blue skies,
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7.
Eight Bells
Eight bells chimed from the fo'c'sle
Back to the chime from the poop;
Out tumbled the port watch, cursing;
The cock crowed loud from the coop.
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8.
Rosemary
Rosemary for remembrance, -
O gentle memories
Of hours whose fragrance is like flowers
In olden pleasaunces!
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9.
The Lost Rivers
Far down from the thunder
And rush of the street,
Flow Westbourne and Tyebourne
And Effra and Fleet,
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10.
Fraser River
Fraser river's flooding high,
Cold and deep and cruel flowing,
All lonely stand the hills nearby,
And man may drown and no one knowing.
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