Francis Scarfe

(1911-1986 / South Shields, England)

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Tyne Dock


The summer season at Tyne Dock
Hoisted my boyhood in a crane
Above the shaggy mining town,
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  • Rookie - 271 Points Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (4/2/2014 9:24:00 PM)

    Good poem. Liked the sound of the rhythm. Just an advice (you don't have to take it) - could change the 2nd line of the 3rd stanza where you compared the cleanliness of the moon to a girl's face in school. Somehow, that line did not fit with the others. Otherwise excellent poem. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 393 Points Michelle Claus (3/31/2014 2:45:00 PM)

    Exquisite juxtaposition throughout. For example, And poppies screamed by butchers' stalls. The poet waxes romantically nostalgic, while vividly recalling raw, unsavory details. A provocative poem, I love it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 349 Points Paul Reed (3/31/2014 3:36:00 AM)

    Wonderful poetry with phrases such as 'the moon was clean as a girl's face in school'. All inspired by my town of South Shields, for whcih I have tried hard to represent in poetry but could not hold a candle to this. (Report) Reply

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