Hilda Doolittle Quotes

No one knows, the heart of a child, how it grows until it is too late.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Electra-Orestes."
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Lest all the song notes pause and break across a blood-stained throat gone songless, turn back.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Ion."
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Band of iris-flowers above the waves, you are painted blue, painted like a fresh prow stained among the salt weeds.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Sea Iris."
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That way of inspiration is always open, and open to everyone; it acts as go-between, interpreter, it explains symbols of the past in to-day's imagery.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Walls Do Not Fall."
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Sainted ones, your chastened hearts, your empty frames, your very bones still serve to praise my name.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Ancient Wisdom Speaks."
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Nay, you would love me not were I your slave.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Epigram."
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Kassandra shakes out her hair Its gold clasped With half-opened laurel-shoots When the god strikes her With his breath.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Iphigeneia in Aulis."
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Weed, moss-weed, root tangled in sand, sea-iris, brittle flower.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Sea Iris."
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The elixir of life, the philosopher's stone is yours if you surrender sterile logic, trivial reason.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Walls Do Not Fall."
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Remember these (you said) who when the earth-quake shook their city, when angry blast and fire broke open their frail door, did not forget beauty.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Ancient Wisdom Speaks."
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