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Stevie Smith
(1902-1971) born on
Sep 20
English poet. She expressed an original and visionary personality in her work, combining a lively wit with penetrating honesty and an absence of sentiment.
         
   
F
Fourteen-year-old, why must you giggle and dote,
Fourteen-year-old, why are you such a goat?
I'm fourteen years old, that is the reason,
I giggle and dote in season.

R
I'm sorry to say my dear wife is a dreamer,
And as she dreams she gets paler and leaner.
Then be off to your Dream, with his fly-away hat,
I'll stay with the girls who are happy and fat.
A
Marred pleasure's best, shadow makes the sun strong.
N
The Englishwoman is so refined
She has no bosom and no behind.
K
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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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Conventionalist.."
R: "BE OFF!."
A: "The Queen and the Young Princess," "Selected Poems," 1964.
N: "This Englishwoman," 1937.
K: "Not Waving But Drowning."
   


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