Miss Snooks, Poetess

      by Stevie Smith


Miss Snooks was really awfully nice

And never wrote a poem

That was not really awfully nice

And fitted to a woman,


She therefore made no enemies

And gave no sad surprises

But went on being awfully nice

And took a lot of prizes.



From Me Again: Uncollected Writings of Stevie Smith, published by Virago Press in 1981 and Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1982.