Hilda Doolittle Quotes

O he was fair, even when I flung his words in his teeth, he said, "I will soon be dead I must learn from the young."
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Master."
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The tears I shed weren't bitter things, so ice-floes in spring touched by the sun, show colour of flowers.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Dedication."
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Lift my head, help me up, I am bruised, bone and flesh; chafe my white hands, my servants....
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Hippolytus."
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It is a strange life, patterned in fire and letters on the prison pavement.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Prisoners."
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He was very beautiful, the old man, and I knew wisdom, I found measureless truth in his words.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Master."
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I could see the thing with its black head but there wasn't a tear left and the scar of my wound was hard.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Dedication."
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Helpless and overwrought, she would fasten the rope-noose about the beam above her bride-couch and tie it to her white throat....
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Hippolytus."
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Waves sparkle and delight the weary eyes that never saw the sun fall in the sea nor the bright Pleiads rise.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Projector."
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Dark days are past and darker days draw near; darkness on this side, darkness over there threatens the spirit.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Mysteries."
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His word is withdrawn, hieratic, authentic, a king's, yet all may receive it.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Delphi."
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