Hilda Doolittle

(10 September 1886 – 27 September 1961 / Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)

Hilda Doolittle Poems

1. Amaranth 1/11/2016
2. Sea Iris 2/6/2016
3. Garden 7/22/2015
4. Never More Will The Wind 5/11/2015
5. Sitalkas 4/30/2012
6. The Helmsman 4/30/2012
7. Moonrise 4/30/2012
8. Song 4/30/2012
9. Helen In Egypt, Eidolon, Book Iii: 4 4/30/2012
10. Prayer 4/30/2012
11. Orchard 12/6/2011
12. Lethe 4/30/2012
13. Eurydice 4/30/2012
14. Evadne 1/3/2003
15. From Citron-Bower 1/3/2003
16. Cities 1/3/2003
17. Stars Wheel In Purple 1/3/2003
18. Evening 4/30/2012
19. Wash Of Cold River 1/3/2003
20. Acon 1/3/2003
21. At Ithaca 1/3/2003
22. At Baia 1/3/2003
23. Adonis 1/3/2003
24. The Pool 1/3/2003
25. Cassandra 1/3/2003
26. Sheltered Garden 1/3/2003
27. Leda 1/3/2003
28. Sea Poppies 1/3/2003
29. Heat 1/3/2003
30. Oread 1/3/2003
31. Pear Tree 1/3/2003
32. Helen 1/3/2003
33. The Mysteries Remain 1/3/2003
34. Sea Rose 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Hilda Doolittle

Sea Rose

Rose, harsh rose,
marred and with stint of petals,
meagre flower, thin,
sparse of leaf,

more precious
than a wet rose
single on a stem --
you are caught in the drift.

Stunted, with small leaf,
you are flung on the sand,
you are lifted
in the crisp sand
that drives in the wind.

Can the spice-rose
drip such acrid fragrance
hardened in a leaf?

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At Baia

I should have thought
in a dream you would have brought
some lovely, perilous thing,
orchids piled in a great sheath,
as who would say (in a dream),
"I send you this,
who left the blue veins
of your throat unkissed."

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