Stevie Smith

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

Happiness - Poem by Stevie Smith

Happiness is silent, or speaks equivocally for friends,
Grief is explicit and her song never ends,
Happiness is like England, and will not state a case,
Grief, like Guilt, rushes in and talks apace.

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  • Rajnish Manga (10/8/2017 10:43:00 PM)

    Two extremes of Happiness and grief nicely portrayed. The difference between the two is striking.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/8/2017 10:41:00 AM)

    Grief has been well distniguished with happiness. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations to her soul for being selected this poem as the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/8/2017 4:07:00 AM)

    Her song never ends! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (10/8/2017 2:20:00 AM)

    Such a great piece........... (Report) Reply

  • (5/18/2014 12:06:00 PM)

    Interesting poem. Short, succinct. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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