Hilda Doolittle Quotes

Knowing that you shall feel, about the frame, no trembling of the string but heat, more passionate of bone and the white shell and fiery tempered steel.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Fragment 113."
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Too long we prayed God in the thunder, wonderful though he be and our father; too long, too long in the rain, cowering lest he strike again.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Magician [Master]...."
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There is no escape from her who nurtures, who imperils all.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Songs from Cyprus."
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The painters did very well by her; it is true, they missed never a line of the suave turn of the head or subtle shade of lowered eye-lid or eye-lids half-raised.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Tribute to the Angels."
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Chance says, come here, chance says, can you bear to part?
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Chance."
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Is it sweet to possess utterly? or is it bitter, bitter as ash?
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Fragment Forty."
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He said, consider the flower of the field; did he specify blue or red?
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Magician [Master]...."
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Where is the nightingale, in what myrrh-wood and dim? ah, let the night come back, for we would conjure back all that enchanted him, all that enchanted him.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Songs from Cyprus."
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Knaves and fools have done you impious wrong, Venus, for venery stands for impurity and Venus as desire is venereous, lascivious.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Tribute to the Angels."
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I hear dire threat everywhere; I start at wind in sycamores.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Chance."
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