David Gascoyne

(10 October 1916 - 25 November 2001 / London / England)

David Gascoyne Poems

1. Perpetual Winter Never Known 1/3/2003
2. The Truth Is Blind 1/3/2003
3. The End Is Near The Beginning 1/3/2003
4. Orpheus In The Underworld 1/3/2003
5. Yves Tanguy 1/3/2003
6. Spring Mcmxl 1/3/2003
7. The Writer's Hand 1/3/2003
8. The Cubical Domes 1/3/2003
9. The Very Image - To Rene Magritte 1/3/2003
10. Salvador Dali 1/3/2003
11. Snow In Europe 1/3/2003
12. The Cage 1/3/2003
13. And The Seventh Dream Is The Dream Of Isis 1/3/2003
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And The Seventh Dream Is The Dream Of Isis

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white curtains of infinite fatigue
dominating the starborn heritage of the colonies of St Francis
white curtains of tortured destinies
inheriting the calamities of the plagues
of the desert encourage the waistlines of women to expand
and the eyes of men to enlarge like pocket-cameras
teach children to sin at the age of five
to cut out the eyes of their sisters with nail-scissors
to run into the streets and offer themselves to unfrocked priests
teach insects to invade the deathbeds of rich spinsters
and to engrave the foreheads of their footmen with purple...

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