Francis Scarfe

(1911-1986 / South Shields, England)

Francis Scarfe Poems

1. Ode In Honour 1/3/2003
2. Tyne Dock 4/21/2010
3. Kitchen Poem 1/3/2003
4. The Clock 4/21/2010
5. Cats 4/21/2010
6. The Merry Window 1/3/2003
7. Progression 4/21/2010
8. The Grotto 4/21/2010
9. The Window 4/21/2010
Best Poem of Francis Scarfe

Ode In Honour

Evening is part of the jig-saw truth of her,
ply-wood ply-flesh, her insolent reply
blinding the ace with a straight shot to centre,
the woman's a delicate devil in twenty places
blander and blonder, tinder tenderly
setting the smiles on fire in men's faces.

On any evening gets you ready for dark
swathes and saves you for the magic carpet
spirits you anywhere anytime anyhow
over the bridges the tunnels the hills the foothills
the pools lakes oceans cataracts crystal floes
the mountains and fountains the antique windows of space,
the deserts orchards ...

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