Who is Stevie Smith

Florence Margaret Smith, known as Stevie Smith (20 September 1902 – 7 March 1971), was an English poet and novelist. She won the Cholmondeley Award and was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. A play, Stevie by Hugh Whitemore, based on her life, was adapted into a film starring Glenda Jackson.

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 ...
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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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Latimessports: many hollywood a-listers have sent their kids to sierra canyon. will smith. jamie foxx. stevie wonder. the highest-profile feature is the basketball team, which has fielded sons of nba legends penny hardaway, scottie pippen, dwyane wade.
Brngmethprpse: guy in here told me i looked pretty pumped about will smith. i said what. he pointed to the ceiling and said that's what we're listening to (i wish by stevie wonder)
Motelheartache: i love stevie smith
Skipschwink: first six episodes of my new podcast is up! i tell bts stories of working with some of the greatest musicians of all time including van halen, will smith, babyface, stevie wonder, and more. i also partied my ass off the entire time.
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Old Testament Gospel
 by William Cowper

(Hebrews, iv.2)

Israel in ancient days
Not only had a view
Of Sinai in a blaze,
But learn'd the Gospel too;
The types and figures were a glass,
In which thy saw a Saviour's face.
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