Stevie Smith Poems

Hit Title Date Added
1.
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.
...

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
...

3.
The Pleasures Of Friendship

4.
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.
...

5.
Happiness

6.
The Jungle Husband

Dearest Evelyn, I often think of you
Out with the guns in the jungle stew
Yesterday I hittapotamus
I put the measurements down for you but they got lost in the fuss
...

7.
The Reason

My life is vile
I hate it so
I'll wait awhile
And then I'll go.
...

8.
My Heart Was Full

9.
Never Again

Never again will I weep
And wring my hands
And beat my head against the wall
Because
...

10.
Sunt Leones

The lions who ate the Christians on the sands of the arena
By indulging native appetites played was now been seen a
Not entirely negligible part
In consolidating at the very start
...