Francis Scarfe

South Shields, England
Francis Scarfe
South Shields, England
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Kitchen Poem

Rating: 3.4
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
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Susan Williams 24 November 2015
My bread is buttered with memories.- - isn't that a wondrous line. The poem is full of these literary gems in such an ordinary setting too!
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M Asim Nehal 24 November 2015
Very narrative poem on kitchen life showing different emotions, scene and situation and such things were common in almost every kitchen of the past even in India but now who care today.....10
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Rajnish Manga 24 November 2015
A series of wonderful images rising out of fantasy and dreamy situations and superstitions make it a highly readable poem. Hats off to the memory of Francis Scarfe, a great poet. There's a nightingale in my coffee. My bread is buttered with memories. On the living conveyor-belt of experience,
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Ratnakar Mandlik 24 November 2015
Mind blowing imagery. Enjoyed the poem tremendously. Thanks for sharing.10+++
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Calvin Curdle 24 November 2015
Wow. Just Wow! Imagery! Imagery!
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V.e. Perkins 31 March 2014
I love the image of an old man in the kitchen cooking words. I've never before heard of Francis Scarfe, but it seems clear his childhood burned things into his soul and body that never left him after. His images are so fresh, so unexpected, his rhymes so subtle, his observations so nailed into reality it's almost terrifying. He's a creature from another world, yet we know we share it. It's only that we have failed to recognize ourselves in him and in his world. Vivienne Perkins, Ph, D.
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