Francis Scarfe

(1911-1986 / South Shields, England)

Poems of Francis Scarfe

1. Cats 4/21/2010
2. Kitchen Poem 1/3/2003
3. Ode in Honour 1/3/2003
4. Progression 4/21/2010
5. The Clock 4/21/2010
6. The Grotto 4/21/2010
7. The Merry Window 1/3/2003
8. The Window 4/21/2010
9. Tyne Dock 4/21/2010


Those who love cats which do not even purr
Or which are thin and tired and very old,
Bend down to them in the street and stroke their fur
And rub their ears, and smooth their breast, and hold
Them carefully, and gaze into their eyes of gold.

For how can they pass what does not ask for love
But draws it out of those who have too much,
Frustrated souls who cannot use it all, who have

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