Hilda Doolittle Poems

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1.
Helen

All Greece hates
the still eyes in the white face,
the lustre as of olives
where she stands,
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2.
Sea Rose

Rose, harsh rose,
marred and with stint of petals,
meagre flower, thin,
sparse of leaf,
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3.
Pear Tree

Silver dust
lifted from the earth,
higher than my arms reach,
you have mounted.
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4.
The Mysteries Remain

The mysteries remain,
I keep the same
cycle of seed-time
and of sun and rain;
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5.
Adonis

1.

Each of us like you
has died once,
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6.
Heat

O wind, rend open the heat,
cut apart the heat,
rend it to tatters.
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7.
Oread

Whirl up, sea—
Whirl your pointed pines.
Splash your great pines
On our rocks.
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8.
Leda

Where the slow river
meets the tide,
a red swan lifts red wings
and darker beak,
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9.
Cities

Can we believe -- by an effort
comfort our hearts:
it is not waste all this,
not placed here in disgust,
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10.
Sea Poppies

Amber husk
fluted with gold,
fruit on the sand
marked with a rich grain,
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