Francis Scarfe

(1911-1986 / South Shields, England)

Francis Scarfe Poems

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

Kitchen Poem

An Elegy for Tristan Tzara

In the hungry kitchen
The dog sings for its dinner.
The housewife is writing her poem
On top of the frigidaire
Something like this:

    'Hear in the kitchen
    The crows fly home
    Into the red-robed trees
    That walk across the sky.

    Hear under the floor
    The three fountains rising and
    Trickling through the bridge
    Into the sea of ...

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