Hilda Doolittle Quotes

Egypt had maimed us, offered dream for life, an opiate for a kiss, and death for both.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Egypt."
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You are intricate tune; endangering spark; I don't understand the ways of you, nor why your eyes should be dark.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "If Your Eyes Had Been Blue."
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Such is my jealousy and such my hate though I would state it otherwise.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Red Roses for Bronze."
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Could beauty be caught and hurt they had done her to death with their sneers in ages and ages past....
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Tribute."
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For she lies panting, drawing sharp breath, broken with harsh sobs, she, Hyella, whom no god pities.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Acon."
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There was one cry defilement: one dull blow.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Electra-Orestes."
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If you will let me sing, That God will be gracious to each of us.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "If You Will Let Me Sing."
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Such is my jealousy (that I discreetly veil with just my smile) that I would clear so fiery a space that no mere woman's love could long endure.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Red Roses for Bronze."
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Squalor spreads its hideous length through the carts and the asses' feet, squalor coils and reopens and creeps under barrow and heap of refuse....
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Tribute."
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Not the gold that fastens your sandal, nor the gold reft through your chiselled locks is as gold as this last year's leaf.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Adonis."
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