Hilda Doolittle Quotes

Fruit cannot drop through this thick air fruit cannot fall into heat that presses up and blunts the points of pears and rounds the grapes.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Garden."
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A slight wind shakes the seed-pods my thoughts are spent as the black seeds.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Mid-day."
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War is a fevered god who takes alike maiden and king and clod....
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Telesila."
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See spring is gone, ah wail, ah wail in vain, for spring is dead.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "White Rose."
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You had gained, you outleapt them; a sudden, swift lift of the reins, a sudden, swift, taut grip of the reins, as suddenly loosed, you had gained.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Charioteer."
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You are clear O rose, cut in rock, hard as the descent of hail.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Garden."
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O poplar, you are great among the hill-stones, while I perish on the path among the crevices of the rocks.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Mid-day."
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Over me the wind swirls. I have stood on your portal and I know you are further than this, still further on another cliff.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Cliff Temple."
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The whole white world is ours.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "White World."
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We near heaven's hills with this, God's asphodels, O stay, stay close, bend down.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Choros Sequence."
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