Stevie Smith

(20 September 1902 – 7 March 1971 / Kingston upon Hull)

Happiness


Happiness is silent, or speaks equivocally for friends,
Grief is explicit and her song never ends,
Happiness is like England, and will not state a case,
Grief, like Guilt, rushes in and talks apace.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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