Hilda Doolittle Quotes

Where is he taking us now that he has turned back? Where will this take us, this fever, spreading into light?
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Eros."
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And each man is marked for toil, Much labour is his fate, Nor is there any new hurt That may be added to the race.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Iphigeneia in Aulis."
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O for some sharp swish of a branch there is no scent of resin in this place.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Sheltered Garden."
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O Sword, you are the younger brother, the latter-born, your Triumph, however exultant, must one day be over, in the beginning was the Word.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Walls Do Not Fall."
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Remember they had slight and simple ways sometimes, slight, simple-hearted, suave, imperious joys.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "At Croton."
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everything is lost, everything is crossed with black, black upon black and worse than black, this colourless light.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Eurydice."
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They will mark the stone-battlements And the circle of them With a bright stain. They will cast out the dead A sight for Priam's queen to lament And her frightened daughters.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Iphigeneia in Aulis."
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O to blot out this garden to forget, to find a new beauty in some terrible wind-tortured place.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Sheltered Garden."
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We are these people, wistful, ironical, wilful, who have no part in new-world reconstruction, in the confederacy of labour.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Walls Do Not Fall."
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What they did they did for Dionysos, for ecstasy's sake:
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "At Eleusis."
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