Hilda Doolittle Quotes

so for your arrogance and your ruthlessness I am swept back where dead lichens drip dead cinders upon moss of ash....
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Eurydice."
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It is not for me, the day, Nor this light of sun. Ah, mother, mother, The same terror is cast on us both.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Iphigeneia in Aulis."
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I fear no man, no woman; flower does not fear bird, insect nor adder.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Sigil" (first line: Ground).
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You would have broken my wings, but the very fact that you knew I had wings, set some seal on my bitter heart, my heart broke and fluttered and sang.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Toward the Piraeus."
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The sea takes on that desperate tone of dark that wives put on when all their love is done.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "At Ithaca."
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I first tasted under Apollo's lips love and love sweetness, I Evadne....
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Evadne."
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Don't crouch any more and cling to my knees, don't tempt me and try me, don't beg like a child and cry, "you have taken my hope away." I am not a god. I cannot make you happy.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "I Said."
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When you would think, "what was the use of it," you'll remember something you can't grasp and you'll wonder what it was.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Sigil" (first line: Ground).
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Your hand skilled to yield death-blows, might break With the slightest turn no ill will meant my own lesser, yet still somewhat fine-wrought, fiery-tempered, delicate, over-passionate steel.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Toward the Piraeus."
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Hieratic, slim and fair, the tracery written here, proclaims what's left unsaid in Egypt of her dead.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Birds in Snow."
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