quote

Stevie Smith > Quotes > Quotable Quote

Stevie Smith

“It is the privilege of the rich
To waste the time of the poor
To water with tears in secret
A tree that grows in secret
That bears fruit in secret
That ripened falls to the ground in secret
And manures the parent tree
Oh the wicked tree of hatred and the secret
The sap rising and the tears falling.”


Stevie Smith, Selected Poems
Read more quotes from Stevie Smith


Share this quote:

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote

Play The 'Guess That Quote' Game

This Quote Is From

Selected Poems Selected Poems by Stevie Smith
39 ratings, average rating, 1 review


Browse By Tag

More...