Stevie Smith Night Poems

  • 1.
    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.
    ...
  • 2.
    In the flame of the flickering fire
    The sins of my soul are few
    And the thoughts in my head are the thoughts of a bed
    With a solitary view.
    ...
  • 3.
    It was my bridal night I remember,
    An old man of seventy-three
    I lay with my young bride in my arms,
    A girl with t.b.
    ...
  • 4.
    In my dreams I am always saying goodbye and riding away,
    Whither and why I know not nor do I care.
    And the parting is sweet and the parting over is sweeter,
    And sweetest of all is the night and the rushing air.
    ...
  • 5.
    Walking swiftly with a dreadful duchess,
    He smiled too briefly, his face was pale as sand,
    He jumped into a taxi when he saw me coming,
    Leaving my alone with a private meaning,
    ...
  • 6.
    I longed for companionship rather,
    But my companions I always wished farther.
    And now in the desolate night
    I think only of the people i should like to bite.
    ...
Total 6 Night Poems by Stevie Smith

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