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

Spring MCMXL

London Bridge is falling down, Rome's burnt and Babylon
The Great is now but dust; yet still Spring must
Swing back through Time's continual arc to earth.
Though every land become as a black field
Dunged with the dead, drenched by the dying's blood,
Still must a punctual goddess waken and ascend
The rocky stairs, up into earth's chilled air,
And pass upon her mission through those carrion ranks,
Picking her way among a maze of broken brick

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