Hilda Doolittle Poems
- The Mysteries Remain The mysteries remain, I keep the ...
- Helen All Greece hates the still eyes in the white ...
- Pear Tree Silver dust lifted from the earth, higher than ...
- Sea Rose Rose, harsh rose, marred and with stint of petals,...
- Oread Whirl up, sea— Whirl your pointed pines. Splash ...
- Leda Where the slow river meets the tide, a red swan ...
- Heat O wind, rend open the heat, cut apart the heat, rend ...
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 the then emerging Imagism movement. A charismatic figure, she was championed by the modernist poet Ezra Pound, ... more »
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The Mysteries Remain
The mysteries remain,
I keep the same
cycle of seed-time
and of sun and rain;
Demeter in the grass,
renew and bless
Bacchus in the vine;
I hold the law,
I keep the mysteries true,
the first of these
to name the living, dead;
I am the wine and bread.
I keep the law,
I hold the mysteries true,
I am the vine,
the branches, you