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This is an auction for SELECTED POEMS OF 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
And now he's dead
It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,
They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
(Still the dead one lay moaning)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.

Amazon.com review:

"Stevie Smith lived with her maiden aunt in suburban London for most of her life. She dwelled on themes of death and alienation, attempted suicide, socialized with literary intelligentsia, made records and television appearances to read her poems, then died quietly after receiving the Queen's Medal for Poetry. She also represents one of the keenest, most individual voices in modern poetry. "NOT WAVING BUT DROWNING" and "TENDER ONLY TO ONE" are classics."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Penguin paperback 1987.

294 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • NZ Post$4.95
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  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$9.95
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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