Hilda Doolittle Quotes

A wind has started a little whirlpool of sand where the carpet ought to be, and shells lie by the preposterous feet of that woman who frets me, annihilates me, O she will kill me yet.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Halcyon."
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"... You promise me you will go to sleep, say, yes dear mam, (now a kiss)" "My-mama, no."
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "No."
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For you are abstract, making no mistake, slurring no word in the rhythm you make, the poem, writ in the air.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Dancer."
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You think a wooden animal is a simple thing; it's not.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Wooden Animal."
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Day by day, hour by hour, mysterious, mystical, not to be spoken bliss.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Choros Translations."
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Now the house shakes (it's in the very best suburb), the town, the town-hall, the agora, the market-stalls; the whole place is besieged with a host of flying wings.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Halcyon."
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I thought to hear him speak the girl might rise and make the garden silver, as the white moon breaks, "Nossis," he cried, "a flame."
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Nossis."
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You are wind in a stark tree, you are the stark tree unbent, you are a strung bow, you are an arrow.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Dancer."
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Upper and Lower Kingdom will declare God's in this wooden toy, no less than where great Taurus ploughs his course.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Wooden Animal."
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Invoke, invoke armed Justice; let Diké stand forth manifest, let her step forth and slay....
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Choros Translations."
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