Stevie Smith

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

Stevie Smith Poems

1. Not Waving but Drowning 1/3/2003
2. Alone in the Woods 1/3/2003
3. I Do Not Speak 1/3/2003
4. The Pleasures of Friendship 1/3/2003
5. I Remember 1/3/2003
6. Happiness 1/3/2003
7. Never Again 1/3/2003
8. The Jungle Husband 1/3/2003
9. Autumn 1/3/2003
10. Mother, Among the Dustbins 1/3/2003
11. The Reason 1/3/2003
12. Drugs Made Pauline Vague 1/3/2003
13. Infelice 1/3/2003
14. Tenuous and Precarious 1/3/2003
15. Deeply Morbid 1/3/2003
16. In the Night 1/3/2003
17. Away, Melancholy 1/3/2003
18. My Heart Was Full 1/3/2003
19. Nor We of Her to Him 1/3/2003
20. Pretty 4/7/2004

I Do Not Speak

I do not ask for mercy for understanding for peace
And in these heavy days I do not ask for release
I do not ask that suffering shall cease.

I do not pray to God to let me die
To give an ear attentive to my cry
To pause in his marching and not hurry by.

I do not ask for anything I do not speak

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