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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  • Lola Rae Foster (5/14/2018 11:52:00 AM)

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

    Two extremes of Happiness and grief nicely portrayed. The difference between the two is striking.
    Thanks.(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani 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

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

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

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

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

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  • Colleen Courtney (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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