David Gascoyne

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

David Gascoyne Poems

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

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white curtains of infinite fatigue
dominating the starborn heritage of the colonies of St Francis
white curtains of tortured destinies
inheriting the calamities of the plagues
of the desert encourage the waistlines of women to expand
and the eyes of men to enlarge like pocket-cameras
teach children to sin at the age of five
to cut out the eyes of their sisters with nail-scissors
to run into the streets and offer themselves to unfrocked priests
teach insects to invade the deathbeds of rich spinsters
and to engrave the foreheads of their footmen with purple...

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