Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, EROS: 7, by HILDA DOOLITTLE

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EROS: 7, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What need of a lamp
Last Line: Love must first shatter us.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Variant Title(s): Fragment Forty-five: 5
Subject(s): Bible; Love - Nature Of

What need of a lamp
when day lightens us,
what need to bind love
when love stands
with such radiant wings over us?

What need --
yet to sing love,
love must first shatter us.

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