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

  • (1/15/2018 4:32:00 PM)

    There's a pretty dark undercurrent here that I cannot put down, but I also find it darkly funny. Middle class on valium a prize little gem for mothers little helpers. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (5/18/2014 12:02:00 PM)

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

  • Brian Jani (5/5/2014 4:08:00 AM)

    Interesting poem stevie (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

[Report Error]