Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE ISLANDS: 5, by HILDA DOOLITTLE

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THE ISLANDS: 5, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: But beauty is set apart
Last Line: And from greece.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Bible; Greece; Islands; Property; Greeks; Possessions

But beauty is set apart,
beauty is cast by the sea,
a barren rock,
beauty is set about
with wrecks of ships,
upon our coast, death keeps
the shallows -- death waits
clutching toward us
from the deeps.

Beauty is set apart;
the winds that slash its beach,
swirl the coarse sand
upward toward the rocks.

Beauty is set apart
from the islands
and from Greece.

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