Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

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."

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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."

 



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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