Stevie Smith

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

My Heart Was Full - Poem by Stevie Smith

My heart was full of softening showers,
I used to swing like this for hours,
I did not care for war or death,
I was glad to draw my breath.


Comments about My Heart Was Full by Stevie Smith

  • Alexander Julian (12/27/2017 10:55:00 PM)


    Hence, showers are hours and death is breath. That's creepy! (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/27/2017 1:14:00 PM)


    Softening showers! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (12/27/2017 2:20:00 AM)


    This is really a saintly feeling- without ill will for anybody. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (12/27/2017 1:23:00 AM)


    the subject of peace presented in a succinct, sweet form..............thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • (5/18/2014 12:25:00 PM)


    Nicely written little poem. Short and to the point. Why worry about anything. Just be glad to be alive. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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