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Aldington, Richard    Poet's Biography
41 poems available by this author


A YOUNG TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: There are so few trees here, so few young trees
Last Line: Could not our faith be more merciful?
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


AFTER TWO YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: She is all so slight
Last Line: God has done well to me.
Subject(s): God; Love


APATHY    Poem Text    
First Line: Come down the road and do not speak
Last Line: Gouged between ear and jaw right to the skull
Subject(s): Apathy


AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM    Poem Text    
First Line: I turn the page and read
Last Line: About the cleft battlements of can grande's castle....
Subject(s): British Museum, London; Museums; Art Gallerys


AU VIEUX JARDIN    Poem Text    
First Line: I have sat here happy in the gardens
Last Line: And the pale yellow grasses / among them
Subject(s): Gardens


BARRAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thunder / the gallop of innumerable valkyrie impetuous for battle
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


BATTLEFIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: The wind is piercing chill
Last Line: Priez pour lui
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


BEAUTY UNPRAISED    Poem Text    
First Line: There is only you
Last Line: None possess it
Subject(s): Beauty


CHORICOS    Poem Text    
First Line: The ancient songs / pass deathward mournfully
Last Line: Along the blue pine-woods
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


COMPENSATION    Poem Text    
First Line: As I dozed in a chilly dug-out
Last Line: And a cleft-open, dew-wet nectarine
Subject(s): Dreams; Perseverance; Gifts & Giving; Beauty


CORIKOS    Poem Text    
First Line: The ancient songs
Last Line: Comes gently upon us
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


DILEMMA    Poem Text    
First Line: You asked me if you should still go adventuring
Last Line: But I do not know any other silence to give you
Subject(s): Silence


EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: The chimneys, rank on rank
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


FIELD MANOEUVRES    Poem Text    
First Line: The long autumn grass under my body
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


I HAVE DRIFTED ALONG THIS RIVER    Poem Text    
Last Line: Nor stoop to the flower
Subject(s): Nature; Farewell


IMAGES    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a gondola of green scented fruits
Last Line: Until you return


IMAGES: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a gondola of green scented fruits
Last Line: Have entered into my desolate city.


IMAGES: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: The blue smoke leaps
Last Line: Vanishes and is renewed.


IMAGES: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: A rose-yellow moon in a pale sky
Last Line: Art thou to me, my beloved.


IMAGES: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: A young beech tree on the edge of the forest
Last Line: So are you still and so tremble.


IMAGES: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: The red deer are high on the mountain
Last Line: And my desires have run with them.


IMAGES: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: The flower which the wind has shaken
Last Line: Until you return.


IN THE TRENCHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Not that we are weary
Last Line: And crush the spring leaf with your armies!
Subject(s): Military; Soldiers; War; World War I; First World War


INSOUCIANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: In and out of the dreary trenches
Last Line: They fly away like white-winged doves
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


INTERLUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Blow your tin squeals
Last Line: Mon semblable, mon frere
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


LA ROCHELLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lightly the land-locked waves slide in the harbor
Last Line: Forgive us our treachery
Subject(s): War; Forgiveness; Courage


LE MAUDIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Women’s tears are but water
Last Line: Awaiting the tardy finish
Subject(s): Grief; Solitude


LOSS    Poem Text    
First Line: This is not hell
Last Line: And all the secret shadows shot with fire?
Subject(s): Loss


MADRIGAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, by what rite shall I upbraid
Last Line: No slumber to my pain
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a garden of red tulips
Last Line: Fold round and crush out life / forever
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; World War I


PRAYERS AND FANTASIES    Poem Text    
First Line: To have passed so close to annihilation, and (which is worse)
Last Line: Horrible faces and foam on their writhed mouths


PRELUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: How could I love you more
Last Line: Yet no god loves as loves this poor frail dust.
Subject(s): Love


RESENTMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Why should you try to crush me
Last Line: But whole and fierce
Subject(s): Strength


SOLILOQUY 2    Poem Text    
First Line: I was wrong, quite wrong
Last Line: Than angelo's hand could ever carve in stone
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE FAUN COMPLAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: They give me aeroplanes
Last Line: Who mock my little horns and pointed ears
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE FAUN SEES SNOW FOR THE FIRST TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Zeus / brazen-thunder-hurler
Last Line: When I might be running!
Subject(s): Zeus


TO A GREEK MARBLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Pótuia, pótuia / white grave goddess
Last Line: Thou hearest me not
Subject(s): Statues; Solitude; Loneliness


TRENCH IDYLL    Poem Text    
First Line: We sat together in the trench
Last Line: It's rather cold here, sir; suppose we move?
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


TWO IMPRESSIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: The colorless morning glides upward
Last Line: Brushed amorously backward!
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


VICARIOUS ATONEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: There is an old and very cruel god
Last Line: This bitter cup from us.
Subject(s): Death; Goddesses & Gods; Military; Mythology; Social Protest; Soldiers; War; Dead, The


WAR YAWP    Poem Text    
First Line: America! / england's cheeky kid brother
Subject(s): World War I; First World War



Doolittle, Hilda    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
103 poems available by this author


ACON    Poem Text    
First Line: Bear me to dictaeus
Last Line: And frail-headed poppies.
Subject(s): Bible


ADONIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Each of us like you
Last Line: Fit to be worshiped.
Subject(s): Bible


AMARANTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Am I blind alas
Last Line: Save in her presence.
Subject(s): Bible


AT BAIA    Poem Text    
First Line: I should have thought
Last Line: No touch, but forever and ever this.
Subject(s): Bible


CASSANDRA    Poem Text    
First Line: O hymen king, / lord, greatest, power, might;
Last Line: O hymen lord, be kind.
Subject(s): Bible; Cassandra (Mythology)


CITIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Can we believe - by an effort
Last Line: Await the new beauty of cities?
Subject(s): Bible; Cities; Urban Life


CUCKOO SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, bird
Last Line: When all her hope was dead.
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Cuckoos


EGYPT    Poem Text    
First Line: Egypt had cheated us
Last Line: Hellas re-born from death.
Subject(s): Bible; Egypt


ENVY: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: I envy you your chance of death
Last Line: That you have not?
Variant Title(s): Fragment Sixty-eight
Subject(s): Bible; Envy


ENVY: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: What can death send me
Last Line: As you bent?
Subject(s): Bible; Death; Dead, The


ENVY: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Could I have known
Last Line: Was unspeakably indifferent.
Subject(s): Bible


ENVY: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: So the goddess has slain me
Last Line: Your chance of death.
Subject(s): Bible; Death; Dead, The


EROS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Where is he taking us
Last Line: Now that he has turned back?
Subject(s): Bible; Love


EROS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: My mouth is wet with your life
Last Line: Vivid through the white.
Subject(s): Bible; Love


EROS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Keep love and he wings
Last Line: Love entered us.
Variant Title(s): Fragment Forty-one: 1
Subject(s): Bible; Love


EROS: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Could eros be kept
Last Line: That he left us.
Variant Title(s): Fragment Forty-two: 2
Subject(s): Bible; Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


EROS: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah love is bitter and sweet
Last Line: Bitter as ash?
Variant Title(s): Fragment Forty-three: 3
Subject(s): Bible; Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


EROS: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: I had thought myself frail
Last Line: Then the day broke.
Variant Title(s): Fragment Forty-four: 4
Subject(s): Bible; Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


EROS: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: What need of a lamp
Last Line: Love must first shatter us.
Variant Title(s): Fragment Forty-five: 5
Subject(s): Bible; Love - Nature Of


EURYDICE    Poem Text    
First Line: So you have swept me back
Last Line: For the dead to pass.
Subject(s): Bible; Eurydice (Nymph)


EVADNE    Poem Text    
First Line: I first tasted under apollo's lips
Last Line: That great arm-full of yellow flowers.
Subject(s): Bible; Love


EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: The light passes
Last Line: And leaf-shadow are lost.
Subject(s): Bible; Evening; Sunset; Twilight


FRAGMENT 113    Poem Text    
First Line: Not honey / not the plunder of the bee
Last Line: And fiery tempered steel.
Subject(s): Bible; Self


FRAGMENT THIRTY-SIX    Poem Text    
First Line: I know not what to do
Last Line: And I lie listening awake?
Subject(s): Bible


GARDEN: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: You are clear
Last Line: I could break you.
Subject(s): Bible; Gardens & Gardening


GARDEN: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: O wind, rend open the heat
Last Line: Of your path.
Variant Title(s): Heat
Subject(s): Bible; Gardens & Gardening; Heat


HELEN    Poem Text    
First Line: All greece hates / the still eyes in the white face
Last Line: White ash amid funereal cypresses.
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Helen Of Troy; Mythology - Classical


HELIODORA    Poem Text    
First Line: He and I sought together
Last Line: "is a lily kissed."
Subject(s): Bible; Man-woman Relationships; Meleager (100 B.c.); Women's Rights; Male-female Relations; Feminism


HELIOS    Poem Text    
First Line: Helios makes all things right
Last Line: Scent of hesperidean orange-spray.
Subject(s): Bible


HERMES OF THE WAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: The hard sand breaks
Last Line: Shore-grass.
Subject(s): Bible; Sea; Ocean


HIPPOLYTUS TEMPORIZES    Poem Text    
First Line: I worship the greatest first
Last Line: Of veins, purple as violets?)
Subject(s): Bible


HOLY SATYR    Poem Text    
First Line: Most holy satyr
Last Line: Answering note for note.
Subject(s): Bible; Flowers; Gifts & Giving; Goats


HUNTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, blunt your spear with us
Last Line: And drop exhausted at our feet.
Subject(s): Bible; Hunting; Hunters


HYMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: From the closed garden
Last Line: (ah, love is come indeed!)


HYMN TO ARTEMIS: ALL MOUNTAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me all mountains
Last Line: And the towering mountain trees.
Subject(s): Bible; Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


LAIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Let her who walks in paphos
Last Line: Wishing to see that face and finding this.
Subject(s): Bible; Man-woman Relationships; Plato (428-348 B.c.); Women's Rights; Male-female Relations; Feminism


LEDA    Poem Text    
First Line: Where the slow river
Last Line: Of the red swan's breast.
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Leda; Mythology - Classical; Swans


LETHE    Poem Text    
First Line: Nor skin nor hide nor fleece
Last Line: Without kiss.
Subject(s): Bible


LEUCADIAM ARTEMIS    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard the intolerable rhythm
Last Line: And the luminous trees.
Subject(s): Arcadians; Artemis; Bible; Mythology - Classical; Trees; Arcadia


LOSS    Poem Text    
First Line: The sea called / you faced the estuary
Last Line: The gods wanted you back.
Subject(s): Bible; Sea; Ocean


MID-DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The light beats upon me
Last Line: Among the crevices of the rocks.
Subject(s): Bible


MOONRISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Will you glimmer on the sea?
Last Line: We measure her by the pine trees.
Subject(s): Bible


NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The night has cut
Last Line: To perish on the branch.
Subject(s): Bible; Night; Bedtime


ORCHARD    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw the first pear
Last Line: I bring you as offering.
Variant Title(s): Keeper Of The Orchards;priapus
Subject(s): Bible; Orchards


OREAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Whirl up, sea
Last Line: Cover us with your pools of fir.
Subject(s): Bible; Nymphs


PEAR TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Silver dust
Last Line: In their purple hearts.
Subject(s): Bible; Pear Trees; Trees; Pears


PHAEDRA REBUKES HIPPOLYTA    Poem Text    
First Line: Swift and a broken rock
Last Line: Toward the shadow-side of the rocks.
Subject(s): Bible


PHAEDRA REMEMBERS CRETE    Poem Text    
First Line: Think, o my soul
Last Line: Waste and drift of the cold rain.
Subject(s): Bible; Crete


PRISONERS    Poem Text    
First Line: It is strange that I should want
Last Line: As the horsemen passed.
Subject(s): Bible


PURSUIT    Poem Text    
First Line: What do I care
Last Line: In the larch-cones and the underbrush.
Subject(s): Bible


SEA GODS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: They say there is no hope
Last Line: Along your ragged beach.
Subject(s): Bible; Sea; Ocean


SEA GODS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: But we bring violets
Last Line: Of your own white surf.
Subject(s): Bible; Poetry & Poets; Sea; Ocean


SEA GODS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: For you will come
Last Line: And cherish and shelter us.
Subject(s): Bible; Sea; Ocean


SEA IRIS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Weed, moss-weed
Last Line: In our nostrils.
Subject(s): Bible; Iris (Flower)


SEA IRIS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Do the murex-fishers
Last Line: Stained among the salt weeds.
Subject(s): Bible; Iris (Flower)


SEA LILY    Poem Text    
First Line: Reed / slashed and torn
Last Line: To cover you with froth.
Subject(s): Bible; Flowers; Lilies


SEA POPPIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Amber husk
Last Line: As your bright leaf?
Subject(s): Bible; Poppies


SEA ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Rose, harsh rose
Last Line: Hardened in a leaf?
Subject(s): Bible; Flowers; Roses


SEA VIOLET    Poem Text    
First Line: The white violet
Last Line: Frost, a star edges with its fire.
Subject(s): Bible; Flowers; Violets


SHELTERED GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: I have had enough
Last Line: Wind-tortured place.
Subject(s): Bible; Gardens & Gardening; Nature


SIGIL: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: If you take the moon in your hands
Variant Title(s): The Moon In Your Hands
Subject(s): Bible; Moon


SIMAETHA    Poem Text    
First Line: Drenched with purple
Last Line: Rending the sleet?)
Subject(s): Bible


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: You are as gold
Last Line: Casts light for a shadow.
Subject(s): Bible


STORM    Poem Text    
First Line: You crash over the trees
Last Line: A green stone.
Subject(s): Bible; Storms


THE CITY IS PEOPLED       


THE CLIFF-TEMPLE: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Great, bright portal
Last Line: Beneath its great feet.
Subject(s): Bible


THE CLIFF-TEMPLE: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: I said: / for ever and ever, must I follow you
Last Line: Taunt him with his evil and his vice.
Subject(s): Bible


THE CLIFF-TEMPLE: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I hurl myself from here
Last Line: How far I had to walk?
Subject(s): Bible


THE CLIFF-TEMPLE: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Over me the wind swirls
Last Line: Still further on another cliff.
Subject(s): Bible


THE CONTEST    Poem Text    
First Line: Your stature is modelled
Last Line: For their breadth.
Subject(s): Bible


THE GIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: Instead of pearls - a wrought clasp
Last Line: No bracelet -- accept this.
Subject(s): Bible; Gifts & Giving


THE HELMSMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: O be swift
Last Line: We have always known you wanted us.
Subject(s): Bible


THE ISLANDS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: What are the islands to me
Last Line: What is greece?
Subject(s): Bible; Greece; Islands; Greeks


THE ISLANDS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: What can love of land give to me
Last Line: And delos, the clasp of the white necklace?
Subject(s): Bible; Greece; Islands; Property; Greeks; Possessions


THE ISLANDS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: What can love of land give to me
Last Line: And fall back.
Subject(s): Bible; Greece; Islands; Property; Greeks; Possessions


THE ISLANDS: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: What has love of land given to you'
Last Line: "and they answered -- ""peace."
Subject(s): Bible; Greece; Islands; Property; Greeks; Possessions


THE ISLANDS: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: But beauty is set apart
Last Line: And from greece.
Subject(s): Beauty; Bible; Greece; Islands; Property; Greeks; Possessions


THE ISLANDS: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: In my garden
Last Line: Broken by the wind at last.
Subject(s): Bible; Gardens & Gardening


THE ISLANDS: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: What are the islands to me
Last Line: And its bleak sacrifice?
Subject(s): Bible; Greece; Islands; Greeks


THE POOL    Poem Text    
First Line: Are you alive?
Last Line: What are you -- banded one?
Subject(s): Bible


THE SHRINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Are your rocks shelter for ships?
Last Line: From the splendour of your ragged coast.
Subject(s): Bible; Shrines


THE TRIBUTE: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Squalor spreads its hideous length
Last Line: Offer refuse for meat.
Subject(s): Bible; Poverty; Social Protest


THE TRIBUTE: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: While we shouted our wares
Last Line: The songs withered black on their lips.
Subject(s): Bible; Poverty; Social Protest


THE TRIBUTE: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: And we turn from the market
Last Line: One bright god with a lance.
Subject(s): Bible; Poverty; Social Protest


THE TRIBUTE: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: They have sent the old gods from the city
Last Line: Beside one young life that is lost.
Subject(s): Bible; Poverty; Social Protest


THE TRIBUTE: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Though not one of the city turned
Last Line: As light circles an olive-branch.
Subject(s): Bible; Poverty; Social Protest


THE TRIBUTE: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: With these we will cry to another
Last Line: For our city's sake.
Subject(s): Bible; Poverty; Social Protest


THE WALLS DO NOT FALL: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: An incident here and there
Subject(s): Bible; War


THE WALLS DO NOT FALL: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a spell, for instance
Last Line: That pearl-of-great-price.
Subject(s): Bible; Self


THE WALLS DO NOT FALL: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: In me (the worm) clearly
Subject(s): Bible


THE WIND SLEEPERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Whiter / than the crust
Last Line: Discords.
Subject(s): Bible


THETIS    Poem Text    
First Line: He had asked for immortal life
Last Line: A river's blue.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Sea; Ocean


TOWARD THE PIRAEUS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: You would have broken my wings
Last Line: If I escape your evil heart.
Subject(s): Bible; Hearts; Man-woman Relationships; Men; Pain; Male-female Relations; Suffering; Misery


TOWARD THE PIRAEUS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: I loved you
Last Line: So simple a word as love.
Subject(s): Bible; Love


TOWARD THE PIRAEUS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: What had you done
Last Line: That I am wise.
Subject(s): Bible; Lies; Man-woman Relationships; Men; Male-female Relations


TOWARD THE PIRAEUS: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: If I had been a boy
Last Line: Intolerably cold and sweet.
Subject(s): Admiration; Bible; Man-woman Relationships; Men; Male-female Relations


TOWARD THE PIRAEUS: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: It was not chastity that made me cold nor fear
Last Line: Fiery-tempered, delicate, over-passionate steel.
Subject(s): Arms & Armor; Bible; Chastity; Despair; Weapons; Ammunition


TOWARD THE PIRAEUS: INTRODUCTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Slay with your eyes, greek
Last Line: One blow for you, passionate greek.
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 29    Poem Text    
First Line: We have seen her
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 36    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah (you say), this is holy wisdom
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 37    Poem Text    
First Line: This is a symbol of beauty (you continue
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 38    Poem Text    
First Line: O yes - you understand, I say
Subject(s): Bible


WHITE WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: The whole white world is ours
Last Line: Lifted, of the flower.
Subject(s): Bible; Love