Francis Scarfe Poems
- Kitchen Poem An Elegy for Tristan Tzara In the ...
- Ode In Honour Evening is part of the jig-saw truth of ...
- Tyne Dock The summer season at Tyne Dock Hoisted my boyhood ...
- The Clock Far away is one who now is sleeping In the same ...
- Cats Those who love cats which do not even purr Or which are...
- The Merry Window The alabaster legs of the lonely woman hang...
- Progression See that satan pollarding a tree, That geometric...
Francis Scarfe was an English poet, critic and novelist, who became an academic, translator and Director of the British Institute in Paris.
He was born in South Shields; he was brought up from a young age at the Royal Merchant Seaman's Orphanage. He was educated at Durham University and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He then studied at the Sorbonne.
While in Paris he wrote ... more »
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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 ...