Stevie Smith Feel Poems
- 1. 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.
- 2. Pad, Pad
I always remember your beautiful flowers
And the beautiful kimono you wore
When you sat on the couch
With that tigerish crouch
- 3. Nor We Of Her To Him
He said no word of her to us
Nor we of her to him,
But oh it saddened us to see
How wan he grew and thin.
- 4. Was He Married?
Was he married, did he try
To support as he grew less fond of them
Wife and family?
- 5. Mother, Among The Dustbins
Mother, among the dustbins and the manure
I feel the measure of my humanity, an allure
As of the presence of God, I am sure
- 6. Pretty
Why is the word pretty so underrated?
In November the leaf is pretty when it falls.
The stream grows deep in the woods after rain.
And in the pretty pool the pike stalks.