Hilda Doolittle Quotes

I made god upon god step from the cold rock, I made the gods less than men for I was a man and they my work....
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Pygmalion."
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Your eyes have pardoned our faults, your hands have touched us you have leaned forward a little and the waves can never thrust us back from the splendour of your ragged coast.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Shrine."
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"You don't even know what a dream is; how did it come?" "It didn't come, it was there."
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Dream."
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Let the palings of her bed Be quince and box-wood overlaid with the scented bark of yew. That all the wood in blossoming, May calm her heart and cool her blood For losing of her maidenhood.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Hymen."
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Am I the god? or does this fire carve me for its use?
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Pygmalion."
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I one of their least, yet great and a goddess, granted Pelius, Love under the sea, beauty, grace infinite.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Thetis."
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Let Love step down, open the clasped hands, forfeit the thorny crown, retrieve the garment that was whole, body and spirit one, spirit and soul.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Ecce Sponsus."
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Where love is come (Ah, love is come indeed!) Our limbs are numb Before his fiery need.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Hymen."
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I am stricken as never before, by the thought of ineptitude, sloth, evil that prosper, while such as he fall.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "R.A.F....."
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Where no great fish venture nor small fish glitter and dart, only the anemones and flower of the wild sea-thyme cover the silent walls of an old sea-city at rest.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Thetis."
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