Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SEA IRIS: 2, by HILDA DOOLITTLE



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First Line: Do the murex-fishers
Last Line: Stained among the salt weeds.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bible; Iris (flower)


Do the murex-fishers
drench you as they pass?
Do your roots drag up colour
from the sand?
Have they slipped gold under you --
rivets of gold?
Band of iris-flowers
above the waves,
you are painted blue,
painted like a fresh prow
stained among the salt weeds.





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