New Selected Poems of Stevie Smith by Stevie Smith
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
April is poetry month, and although I'm in the middle of a stack of books, I needed a break! Stevie Smith is such a fun poet to read, between the bizarre range of her poem subjects to the accompanying drawings.
Some are silly, some are quite serious. I loved this one:
Forgive me, forgive me
Forgive me forgive me my heart is my own
And not to be given for any man's frown
Yet would I not keep it for ever alone.
Forgive me forgive me I thought that I loved
My fancy betrayed me my heart was unmoved
My fancy too often has carelessly roved.
Forgive me forgive me for here where I stand
There is no friend beside me no lover at hand
No footstep but mine in my desert of sand.
Happy Poetry Month! How have YOU celebrated?