20 September 1902 – 7 March 1971
Not Waving But Drowning
I Do Not Speak
David Taylor Taylor
22 Jun 2017 04:42
Teach this poem in high school. Perfect to answer the poetry unit for exams. There is so much to this poem and a theme that touches at some point in their lives.
05 Mar 2006 08:53
My favorite poem by Stevie Smith (Florence Smith) is 'Nor we of her to him.' I love the brother Grimm touches she put into her poems, it gives it a new flavor. in a way she's was like the Emeril of poetry. she added a little Bam! :)
08 Feb 2006 05:13
There's only one poem of Stevie Smith's that I truly love and that's NOT WAVING BUT DROWNING. A wonderful movie about her life was made in the 1970's with Glenda Jackson and Mona Washbourne - great cast and great movie and good for the whole family and S. Smith was a real character - the movie captures an unusual blend of childishness, adult, dreamer, realist, tragic - curious combination. It's on video I know. It's called 'STEVIE'.