Hilda Doolittle Quotes

At least I have the flowers of myself, and my thoughts, no god can take that; I have the fervour of myself for a presence and my own spirit for light....
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Eurydice."
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Alas, day, you brought light, You trailed splendour You showed us god: I salute you, most precious one, But I go to a new place, Another life.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Iphigeneia in Aulis."
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The broken ridge of the hills was the line of a lover's shoulder, his arm-turn, the path to the hills, the sudden leap and swift thunder of mountain boulders, his laugh.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "She Rebukes Hippolyta."
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We no longer sleep in the wind we awoke and fled through the city gate.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Wind Sleepers."
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Think of the moment you count most foul in your life; conjure it, supplicate, pray to it; your face is bleak, you retract, you dare not remember it.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "At Eleusis."
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Before I am lost, hell must open like a red rose for the dead to pass.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Eurydice."
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She comes to meet death, To stain the altar of the goddess, To hold her girl-throat Toward the knife-thrust.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Iphigeneia in Aulis."
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She was mad as no priest, no lover's cult could grant madness....
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "She Rebukes Hippolyta."
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Pour meted words of sea-hawks and gulls and sea-birds that cry discords.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Wind Sleepers."
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Swift while the woof is whole, turn now my spirit, swift, and tear the pattern there, the flowers so deftly wrought, the border of sea-blue, the sea-blue coast of home.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "At Ithaca."
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