Hilda Doolittle Quotes

You weep, you weep for the sun an Image. ... the wind calls hideously, woe for the children's fate, woe for a palace rent, woe, woe for these who spent life-blood in hate.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Electra-Orestes."
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Doves circle and glitter and flare wing and feather, very-stars of the upper air (where Love is).
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "In the Rain."
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Let prayer be fire: admire, re-light, relate, regain.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Saturn."
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The bone-frame was made for no such shock knit within terror, yet the skeleton stood up to it: the flesh? it was melted away, the heart burnt out, dead ember, tendons, muscles shattered, outer husk dismembered....
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Walls Do Not Fall."
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We flung against their gods, invincible, clear hate; we fought; frantic, we flung the last imperious, desperate shaft and lost.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "After Troy."
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No one knows the colour of a flower till it is broken.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Electra-Orestes."
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We are maimed and weak, and yet I was dead and you woke me, now you are gone, I am dead.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "In the Rain."
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Wildly dissimilar yet actuated by the same fear, the hippopotamus and the wild-deer hide by the same river.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Scribe."
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We are powerless, dust and powder fill our lungs our bodies blunder through doors twisted on hinges.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Walls Do Not Fall."
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My islands shift and change, now here, now there, dazzling, white, granite.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "All Mountains."
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