Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, EROS: 3, by HILDA DOOLITTLE

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EROS: 3, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Keep love and he wings
Last Line: Love entered us.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Variant Title(s): Fragment Forty-one: 1
Subject(s): Bible; Love

Keep love and he wings
with his bow,
up, mocking us,
keep love and he taunts us
and escapes.

Keep love and he sways apart
in another world,
outdistancing us.

Keep love and he mocks,
ah, bitter and sweet,
your sweetness is more cruel
than your hurt.

Honey and salt,
fire burst from the rocks
to meet fire
spilt from Hesperus.

Fire darted aloft and met fire,
and in that moment
love entered us.

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