Hilda Doolittle Quotes

O God, let there be some surprise in heaven for him, for no one but you could devise anything suitable for him, so beautiful.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Master."
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Calypso heard your call across the gathering drift of burning cedar-wood, across the low-set bed of wandering parsley and violet, when all her hope was dead.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Cuckoo Song."
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You alone, Kupris, creator of all life, reign absolute.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Hippolytus."
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You prefer a woman under the earth, you heap roses above a grave; a woman under the earth is safe, a woman dead is beloved.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Priest."
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"Every gesture is wisdom," he taught; "nothing is lost," he said....
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Master."
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I went my own way, quiet and still by day, advised my neighbour on the little crop that faded in the sudden heat.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Dead Priestess Speaks, A...."
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No more, O my spirit, are we flawless, we have seen evil undreamt I myself saw it.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Hippolytus."
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Whose kiss stings and stills; your kiss was stale, satiate and pale beside his, who commands battles, who kills when the battle delays.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Priest."
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She needs no man, herself is that dart and pulse of the male, hands, feet, thighs, herself perfect.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Master."
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Honour came to me, though I sought it not; I died at mid-day, sleeping; They did not see the reach of purple-wing that lifted me out of the little room.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Dead Priestess Speaks, A...."
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