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H.D. (Hilda Doolittle): The Walls Do Not Fall

tendons, muscles shattered, outer husk dismembered,
yet the frame held:
we passed the flame: we wonder
what saved us? what for?

August 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

H.D.: Evening

shadow seeks shadow,
then both leaf
and leaf-shadow are lost 

July 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Daisy Fried: So Much Depends on WCW

William Carlos Williams was a furious poetic revolutionary — furiously working over a lifetime to reinvent American poetry, furious at poetry he considered backward, and at critics and editors who … Continue reading

June 11, 2021 · 4 Comments

Amy Lowell: The Blue Scarf

Pale, with the blue of high zeniths, shimmered over with silver, brocaded
In smooth, running patterns, a soft stuff, with dark knotted fringes, it lies there,
Warm from a woman’s soft shoulders…

February 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

H.D: Evening

The light passes from ridge to ridge, from flower to flower— the hepaticas, wide-spread under the light grow faint— the petals reach inward, the blue tips bend toward the bluer … Continue reading

June 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

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