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[[Category:Influences on Morrissey - Literature]]
[[File:Stevie-smith.jpg | 200px | right | thumb |Stevie Smith]]
...My senses sharpen at the words of Stevie Smith:
Some are born to peace and joy
And some are born to sorrow
But only for a day as we
Shall not be here tomorrow.
Smith had recently passed away after a lifetime of bleeding to death. She appeared to live like a never-opened window, with hardly any right to be, except to pass on a shivery touch of flu. She lived with her aunt in a Victorian pile in Palmers Green, all so painful yet full of life; absent from life – yet all of it right on top of her; fencing adversity with spilled ink; 50 per cent blotting-paper and 50 per cent loose tea.
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