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Friday Fictioneers - Surface Tension

Last week’s literary references seemed to go down well with most of the Fictioneers – anyone would think you were a bunch of readers as well as writers. 326 more words

Writing

poets I'm reading: Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith

Today’s offering is the best known of Stevie Smith’s poems.

A poem, she once told a friend, was a relatively light thing; it could be carried around “while you’re doing the housework”.

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Poetry

Not Waving but Drowning

“Not Waving but Drowning”

-Stevie Smith

Nobody heard him, the dead man,

But still he lay moaning:

I was much further out than you thought… 1,704 more words

More Than Words

Every night she turns on the light in her closet and leaves the closet door open exactly one inch. She arranges the pillows and stuffed animals just so, and comes to find me wherever I am in the house: stacking the dishwasher, on the loo, plotting my next Word With Friend (turns out “yids” … 662 more words

Discovering Me

Stevie Smith: 'Not Waving But Drowning'

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… 65 more words

The Immortal Jukebox A9 : Tom T Hall - It Sure Gets Cold In Des Moines

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‘ I was much too far out all my life – And not waving but drowning’
(Stevie Smith)

‘Looking at the moon all col and wite and oansome. 1,747 more words

Music

Robin Williams: "Not Waving but Drowning"

I read the insightful poem “Not Waving but Drowning” by Stevie Smith in the 1980s, and it was this telling poem title that flew into my mind when I heard the shocking and tragic news that Robin Williams had taken his own life… 253 more words

Not Waving But Drowning