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'Human Affection', by Stevie Smith - a Poem for Mothers


A poem for mothers everywhere


This card makes a wonderful Mother's Day card or a birthday card for mothers.


Stevie Smith's first collection, A Good Time Was Had By All, appeared in 1937.  Her work is often characterised by co-existing contradictions – being simultaneously jokey and serious; colloquial and formal; sophisticated and child-like.  The short poem in this card is full of resonance and depth.


Anita Klein, whose work The End of Autumn makes a beautiful accompaniment to Stevie Smith’s poem for this card, is a widely-known and well-loved artist and print-maker.  Her website is www.anitaklein.com.


Free postage in the UK.

  • The words inside...

    Human Affection


    Mother, I love you so.

    Said the child, I love you more than I know.

    She laid her head on her mother's arm,

    And the love between them kept them warm.


    by Stevie Smith (1902 - 1971)

  • Some small details about this card

    Small letter stamp in UK. 

    Hand-embossed envelope. 

    Card, envelope and sleeve can be recycled. 

    Card sourced from paper mill in the Lake District, UK.