Hilda Doolittle Quotes

To love, one must slay, how could I stay? to love, one must be slain, then, how could I remain.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Electra-Orestes."
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A snare is Love, a shame, who are maimed with Love, totter and falter and stare, lost in a world defamed.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "In the Rain."
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You will break the lie of men's thoughts, and cherish and shelter us.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Sea Gods."
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The Christos-image is most difficult to disentangle from its art-craft junk-shop paint-and-plaster medieval jumble of pain-worship and death-symbol.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Walls Do Not Fall."
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But I, how I hate you for this, how I despise and hate, was my beauty so slight a gift, so soon, so soon forgot?
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Amaranth."
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Her breasts under her gown are cold, for a flower has grown, murex-red on the red gown.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Electra-Orestes."
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My brain sang a rhythm I never dreamt to sing, "I will be gay and laugh and sing, he is going away."
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "In the Rain."
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You will trail across the rocks and wash them with your salt, you will curl between sand-hills you will thunder along the cliff break retreat get fresh strength gather and pour weight upon the beach.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Sea Gods."
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Thoth, Hermes, the stylus, the palette, the pen, the quill endure, though our books are a floor of smouldering ash under our feet.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Walls Do Not Fall."
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For one moment seek a lesser beauty and a lesser grace, but you will find no peace in the end save in her presence.
Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Amaranth."
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