Hilda Doolittle Quotes

The old chains on her bosom do not rise, do not glow when she breathes, nor change colour.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Electra-Orestes."
(0) (0)
She sings of a sword so white, so luminous, that its own light alone must slay; she sings of a sword, a sword, a sword, and I creep away.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "In Our Town."
(0) (0)
The half-caught smile, the subtle little sort of differentiating between the thing that's said and that's said not; the "have I seen you somewhere else? forgot? impossible."
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Red Roses for Bronze."
(0) (0)
Could beauty be beaten out, O youth the cities have sent to strike at each other's strength, it is you who have kept her alight.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Tribute."
(0) (0)
Each of us like you has died once, each of us like you stands apart, like you fit to be worshipped.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Adonis."
(1) (0)
Never let it be said, they are dead, the high-dead.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Electra-Orestes."
(0) (0)
True, the walls fell, we had neither much beauty nor fame, so when the hosts came, we withstood them, no more.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "In Our Town."
(1) (0)
Poor child, great the breast, small you from frail stalk.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Saturn."
(0) (0)
But my mind (yours) has its peculiar ego-centric personal approach to the eternal realities, and differs from every other in minute particulars.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Walls Do Not Fall."
(1) (0)
We knew their line invincible because there fell on them no shiverings of the white enchantress, radiant Aphrodite's spell.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "After Troy."
(1) (0)