David Gascoyne

(10 October 1916 - 25 November 2001 / London / England)

Poems of David Gascoyne

1. And the Seventh Dream is the Dream of Isis 1/3/2003
2. Orpheus In The Underworld 1/3/2003
3. Perpetual Winter Never Known 1/3/2003
4. Salvador Dali 1/3/2003
5. Snow in Europe 1/3/2003
6. Spring MCMXL 1/3/2003
7. The Cage 1/3/2003
8. The Cubical Domes 1/3/2003
9. The End Is Near The Beginning 1/3/2003
10. The Truth is Blind 1/3/2003
11. The Very Image - To Rene Magritte 1/3/2003
12. The Writer's Hand 1/3/2003
13. Yves Tanguy 1/3/2003

The Truth is Blind

The light fell from the window and the day was done
Another day of thinking and distractions
Love wrapped in its wings passed by and coal-black Hate
Paused on the edge of the cliff and dropped a stone
From which the night grew like a savage plant
With daggers for its leaves and scarlet hearts
For flowers - then the bed
Rose clocklike from the ground and spread its sheets
Across the shifting sands

[Hata Bildir]