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 JulianAlexander 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 LouisEdward Kofi Louis (12/27/2017 1:14:00 PM)

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

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

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

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (12/27/2017 1:23:00 AM)

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

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  • Colleen Courtney (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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