Hilda Doolittle (10 September 1886 – 27 September 1961 / Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
H.D. (born Hilda Doolittle) was an American poet, novelist and memoirist known for her association with the early 20th century avant-garde Imagist group of poets such as Ezra Pound and Richard Aldington. The Imagist model was based on the idioms, rhythms and clarity of common speech, and freedom to choose subject matter as the writer saw fit. H.D.'s later writing developed on this aesthetic to incorporate a more female-centric version of modernism.
H.D. was born in Pennsylvania in 1886, and moved to London in 1911 where her publications earned her a central role within ... more »
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- At Baia
- At Ithaca
- From Citron-Bower
- Helen in Egypt, Eidolon, Book III: 4
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''I have lainHilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Dodona."
with strange lovers;
each one was your
power and steadiness
that grew luminous.''
''Your anger charms me,Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Hyacinth."
and yet all the time
I think of chaste, slight hands,
''What do I careHilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Pursuit."
that the stream is trampled,
the sand on the stream-bank
still holds the print of your foot:
the heel is cut deep.''
''I watch the white stars darken;Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Shepherd."
the day comes and the
white stars dim
and the lights fade in the city.''