Who is Stevie Smith

Florence Margaret Smith, known as Stevie Smith (20 September 1902 – 7 March 1971), was an English poet and novelist.

Contents Life Stevie Smith, born Florence Margaret Smith in Kingston upon Hull, was the second daughter of Ethel and Charles Smith. She was called "Peggy" within her family, but acquired the name "Stevie" as a young woman when she was riding in the park with a friend who said that she reminded him of the jockey Steve Donoghue.

Her father was a shipping agent, a business that he had inherited from his father. As the company and his marriage began to fall apart, he ran away to sea and Smith saw v...
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Stevie Smith Poems

  • Conviction (iii)
    The shadow was so black,
    I thought it was a cat,
    But once in to it
    I knew it ...
  • Deeply Morbid
    Deeply morbid deeply morbid was the girl who typed the letters
    Always out of office hours running with her social betters
    But when daylight and the darkness of the office closed about her
    Not for this ah not for this her office colleagues came to doubt her ...
  • My Heart Was Full
    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....
  • Freddy
    Nobody knows what I feel about Freddy
    I cannot make anyone understand
    I love him sub specie aet ernitaties
    I love him out of hand. ...
  • 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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Never 10 Love 10 I Love You 10 Thought 9 Alone 7 Heart 7 Mind 7 People 6 Feel 6 Night 6

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  • Jamie57539237: big thanks to former first team player and current academy coach, stevie smith,for his continued support for the foundation.
  • Robotfromhell: 8 years ago today will smith was gunned to death by a machine gun from the hands of the mischievous stevie wonder
  • Patcorc2019: watching the bonfire of indecency gain traction, i feel desperate to warn against it, but ultimately feel like stevie smith, “not waving, but drowning.”
  • Thenostalgiax2: stevie wonder - overjoyed (1985)
  • Notmr_smith: i don’t subscribe to the “they weren’t even born yet to know that music “ nigga i wasn’t born for prince , mj , stevie , the g funk era etc . and i’m well versed . shits a cop out especially if you a musician yourself
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Carl Sandburg Poem
Baby Toes
 by Carl Sandburg

There is a blue star, Janet,
Fifteen years- ride from us,
If we ride a hundred miles an hour.

There is a white star, Janet,
Forty years- ride from us,
If we ride a hundred miles an hour.


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