Stevie Smith

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Florence Margaret Smith was born on September 20, 1902 in Hull, England. Her father left the family to join the North Sea Patrol when she was just a young girl. She moved at the age of three to Palmers Green where she attended the North London Collegiate School. While still only a teenager her mother died and she and her sister went to live with t ...
Popular Poems
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Not Waving But Drowning
Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.
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2.
Alone In The Woods
Alone in the woods I felt
The bitter hostility of the sky and the trees
Nature has taught her creatures to hate
Man that fusses and fumes
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3.
The Pleasures Of Friendship
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I Do Not Speak
I do not ask for mercy for understanding for peace
And in these heavy days I do not ask for release
I do not ask that suffering shall cease.
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5.
Happiness

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Radhika 30 July 2019
Poem benefits drugs poem
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Hakeemson 02 May 2019
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Robert Neil Francis 13 March 2019
Wonderful poetry; I try to do the same!
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Chuck Taylor 09 July 2018
Stevie Smith is one of the most overrated poets I know.
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David Taylor Taylor 22 June 2017
Teach this poem in high school. Perfect to answer the poetry unit for exams. There is so much to this poem and a theme that touches at some point in their lives.
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Disa Miller 05 March 2006
My favorite poem by Stevie Smith (Florence Smith) is 'Nor we of her to him.' I love the brother Grimm touches she put into her poems, it gives it a new flavor. in a way she's was like the Emeril of poetry. she added a little Bam! :)
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