Hilda Doolittle Sea Poems

  • 1.
    Over and back,
    the long waves crawl
    and track the sand with foam;
    night darkens, and the sea
    ...
  • 2.
    <i>Helen herself seems almost ready for this sacrifice-at least, for the immolation of herself before this greatest love of Achilles, his dedication to 'his own ship' and the figurehead, 'an idol or eidolon . . . a mermaid, Thetis upon the prow.'</i>

    Did her eyes slant in the old way?
    was she Greek or Egyptian?
    ...
  • 3.
    Are you alive?
    I touch you.
    You quiver like a sea-fish.
    I cover you with my net.
    ...
  • 4.
    Wash of cold river
    in a glacial land,
    Ionian water,
    chill, snow-ribbed sand,
    ...
  • 5.
    Amber husk
    fluted with gold,
    fruit on the sand
    marked with a rich grain,
    ...
  • 6.
    Will you glimmer on the sea?
    Will you fling your spear-head
    On the shore?
    What note shall we pitch?
    ...
  • 7.
    Rose, harsh rose,
    marred and with stint of petals,
    meagre flower, thin,
    sparse of leaf,
    ...
Total 7 Sea Poems by Hilda Doolittle

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