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One of my favourite poems is an irreverent yet poignant piece by the British poet Stevie Smith.   Not Waving But Drowning examines a single tragic event (a drowning) from duelling perspectives – the perspective of the victim and that of the onlookers who try to make sense of the tragedy. 1,891 more words

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Cakes, poems, laughter and insight

Just back from another poetry appreciation evening in The Mission, North Shields. We listened to each other read and then discussed poems by writers including A.P Herbert, Edwin Morgan, Stevie Smith & John Clare. 111 more words

Not Waving But Drowning by Stevie Smith

Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking…

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Poem

Alone in the woods I felt
The bitter hostility of the sky and the trees
Nature has taught her creatures to hate
Man that fusses and fumes…

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Alone in the woods I felt
The bitter hostility of the sky and the trees
Nature has taught her creatures to hate
Man that fusses and fumes…

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Alone in the woods

Alone in the woods I felt
The bitter hostility of the sky and the trees
Nature has taught her creatures to hate
Man that fusses and fumes…
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Saturday Poem

I’ve recently rekindled a love for poetry.  Thanks mostly to Denise at Genuine Poetry and her wonderful blog and also because I had a go at writing bits for… 471 more words

Poetry