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Doolittle, Hilda    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
367 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


AND TURN, FR. MYRTLE BOUGH       
Subject(s): Bible


ANTIPATER OF SIDON       
First Line: Where, corinth, charm incarnate, are your
Subject(s): Bible; Science


ANTISTROPHE       
First Line: ...Flowers fall, unreasonable, out of space and counter point of
Last Line: Fragrance, dripped, ripped, sputtered, spread or split!


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


AT ELEUSIS       
First Line: What they did
Subject(s): Bible


AT ITHACA       
First Line: Over and back
Subject(s): Bible


BIRDS IN SNOW       
First Line: See, %how they trace
Last Line: In egypt of her dead
Subject(s): Bible


BRING FLUTED ASPHODEL, FR. SONGS FROM CYPRUS       
Subject(s): Bible


CALYPSO: 1       
First Line: Clumsy futility, drown yourself
Last Line: What did he say? %o you gods-o you gods- %he shall never getaway
Subject(s): Bible


CALYPSO: 2       
First Line: O you clouds
Last Line: She gave me a wooden flute, %and a mantle, %she wove of thiswool- %-for man is a brute and a fool
Subject(s): Bible; Homer (10th Century B.c.); Man-woman Relationships; Poetry And Poets; Women's Rights


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


CENTAUR SONG       
First Line: Now that the day is done
Last Line: And zeus, forgetful not of danae or maia, %bid the stars shine forever
Subject(s): Bible; Centaurs


CHANCE MEETING       
First Line: Take from me something
Subject(s): Bible


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


DANCER: 1       
First Line: I came far
Last Line: I worship nature, %you are nature
Subject(s): Bible


DANCER: 10       
First Line: Rhodocleia
Last Line: Only singing fools and deft %trees %might speak %his prophecies
Subject(s): Bible


DANCER: 11       
First Line: Rhododendron
Last Line: Swear to me, %by his mountain, %by his stream, %none shall mar %the pythian dream
Subject(s): Bible


DANCER: 12       
First Line: We will build an altar here
Last Line: Singing to the priests, on high %build the altar %let life die, %but his song shall never die
Subject(s): Bible


DANCER: 13       
First Line: Leap as sea-fish
Last Line: Strung to bear immortal peril, %(pleasure such as gods may feel) %bid men feel %as we feel
Subject(s): Bible


DANCER: 2       
First Line: I worship art
Last Line: Slurring no word %in the rhythm you make, %the poem, %writ in the air
Subject(s): Bible


DANCER: 3       
First Line: Fair
Last Line: Miracle of beauty returned to us, %the sun %born in a woman
Subject(s): Bible


DANCER: 4       
First Line: We are more than human
Last Line: Like under-current of sap in a flowering tree, %covered with late snow; %we are more than we know
Subject(s): Bible


DANCER: 5       
First Line: Give us the strength to follow
Last Line: Now in a frail robe, you are a white butterfly; %burning with white fervour, %you are moon-flower, %
Subject(s): Bible


DANCER: 6       
First Line: You are every flower
Last Line: You will never die; %nor this one, %whom you see not, %sitting, sullen and silent, %this poet
Subject(s): Bible


DANCER: 7       
First Line: O let us never meet, my love
Last Line: Let us retain integrity, %intensity, %taut as the bow, %the pythian strings %to slay sorrow
Subject(s): Bible


DANCER: 8       
First Line: There is much to know
Last Line: Infinite leisure %to proclaim %harmony, %our master
Subject(s): Bible


DANCER: 9       
First Line: So haste not
Last Line: Stare with me %into the face of death, %and say, %love is stronger
Subject(s): Bible


DEAD PRIESTESS SPEAKS: 1       
First Line: I was not pure
Last Line: Then they may read %the pattern %though you may not, %I, being dead
Subject(s): Bible


DEAD PRIESTESS SPEAKS: 2       
First Line: I laughed not overmuch
Last Line: Ah she is modest, she is purposeful, %and nominated for the herald's place, %one %delia of miletus
Subject(s): Bible


DEAD PRIESTESS SPEAKS: 3       
First Line: I walked sedately at the head of things
Last Line: Nor poor nor rich, %nor entered into strife, %when the new archon spoke of a new war
Subject(s): Bible


DEAD PRIESTESS SPEAKS: 4       
First Line: Ah, there was fire
Last Line: That will stay %the after-ravages of the plague %they brought here from abydos
Subject(s): Bible


DEAD PRIESTESS SPEAKS: 5       
First Line: Honour came to me
Last Line: Delia, %the high-priestess %here, lies dead
Subject(s): Bible


DEAD PRIESTESS SPEAKS: 6       
First Line: Would they have given me that simple white
Last Line: O late %my love, %my bride, %delia of miletus
Subject(s): Bible


DEAD PRIESTESS SPEAKS: 7       
First Line: They carved upon the stone
Last Line: In this or that %sharp crescent-light; %or the full light %of moon
Subject(s): Bible


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


ELEGY AND CHOROS       
First Line: Electra: no one knows %the heart of a child
Last Line: Woe, woe for those who spent %live-blood %in hate
Subject(s): Bible


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


EPITAPH       
First Line: So I may say
Last Line: Greek flower; greek ecstasy %reclaims for ever %one who died %following %intricate songs' lost measu
Subject(s): Bible


EPODE       
First Line: ...Voiceless, without a voice, seeking areas of consciousness with
Last Line: ...Seeping into wine-vats, creeping under closed doors, lying beside %me


ERIGE COR TUUM AD ME IN CAEULUM (SEPTEMBER 1940)       
First Line: Lift up your eyes on high
Last Line: Is the flower %magicians bartered for
Subject(s): Bible; World War Ii


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


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 1       
First Line: O the beautiful garment
Last Line: Now having given all, let us leave all; %above all, let us leave pity %and mount higher %to love-res
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 10       
First Line: It is no madness to say
Last Line: It is heal-all, %everlasting; %it is the greatest among herbs %and becometh a tree
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 11       
First Line: He was the first that flew
Last Line: To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 12       
First Line: So the first - it is written
Last Line: Stamped with image of caesar
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 13       
First Line: In any case, she struck an uncanny bargain
Last Line: Out of the door
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 14       
First Line: It was easy to see that he was not an ordinary %merchant
Last Line: No secret was safe with a woman
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 15       
First Line: She said, I have heard of you
Last Line: Unveiled, in the house of a stranger
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 16       
First Line: I am mary, she said, of a tower-town
Last Line: Bitterly...Bitterly
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 17       
First Line: But her voice was steady and her eyes were dry
Last Line: Or a mirage...It was her hair
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 18       
First Line: He who was unquestionably
Last Line: Appear at all
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 19       
First Line: I am mary, the incense-flower of the incense-tree
Last Line: And turned to unfasten the door
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 2       
First Line: I go where I love and where I am loved
Last Line: The-place-of-a-skull %to those who have fashioned it
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 20       
First Line: Some say she slipped out and got away
Last Line: Some say he was god
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 21       
First Line: Anyhow, it is exactly written
Last Line: Of her extraordinary hair
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 22       
First Line: But simon the host thought
Last Line: I do not know her
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 23       
First Line: There was always a crowd hanging about outside
Last Line: Who and what manner of woman this is
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 24       
First Line: Simon did not know but balthasar
Last Line: In a little over two thousand years
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 25       
First Line: Simon could say, yes
Last Line: In a star
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 26       
First Line: But it is not fair to compare
Last Line: And balthasar
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 27       
First Line: And kaspar (for of course, the merchant was kaspar
Last Line: Kaspar %remembered
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 28       
First Line: And kaspar heard
Last Line: With his ecstasy
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 29       
First Line: It was not solely because of beauty
Last Line: But in the end, kaspar, too, received the title magian
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 3       
First Line: In resurrection, there is confusion
Last Line: We know ultimately we will find %happiness; to-day shalt thou be %with me in paradise
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 30       
First Line: As he stooped for the scarf, he saw this
Last Line: Opened like a flower
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 31       
First Line: And the flower, thus contained
Last Line: His and our earth, before adam
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 32       
First Line: And he saw it all as if enlarged under a sun-glass
Last Line: Paradise %before eve
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 33       
First Line: And he heard, as it were, the echo
Last Line: Demons cast out of her
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 34       
First Line: Then as he dropped his arm
Last Line: Appear at all
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 35       
First Line: What he thought was the direct contradiction
Last Line: The feasting, the laughter
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 36       
First Line: And the snow fell on hermon
Last Line: Silently...Silently
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 37       
First Line: And as the snow fell on hebron
Last Line: It would happen again
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 38       
First Line: And kaspar grieved as always
Last Line: That kaspar %was abraham
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 39       
First Line: He was a very kind man
Last Line: Or a mariner's map
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 4       
First Line: Blue-geese, white-geese, you may say
Last Line: As I stand, still unsatisfied, %under the long shadow-on-snow of the pine
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 40       
First Line: And no one will ever know
Last Line: Least of all kaspar
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 41       
First Line: No one will know exactly how it came about
Last Line: Now your great-grandfather is dead
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 42       
First Line: It was only a thought
Last Line: For the others had bowed low
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 43       
First Line: But she spoke so he looked at her
Last Line: She held in her arms
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 5       
First Line: Satisfied, unsatisfied
Last Line: For they fall exhausted, numb, blind %but in certain ecstasy, %for theirs is the hunger %for paradis
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 6       
First Line: So I would rather drown, remembering
Last Line: That knows the islands of the blest are there, %for many waters can not quench love's fire
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 7       
First Line: Yet resurrection is a sense of direction
Last Line: Resurrection is remuneration, %food, shelter, fragrance %of myrrh and balm
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 8       
First Line: I am so happy
Last Line: I have gone onward from bronze and iron, %into the golden age
Subject(s): Bible


FLOWERING OF THE ROD: 9       
First Line: No poetic phantasy
Last Line: Deny me, do not recognise me, %shun me; for this reality %isinfectious-ecstasy
Subject(s): Bible


FOR I MUST FIND, FR MYRTLE BOUGH       
Subject(s): Bible


FOR YOU ARE ARMED       
Subject(s): Bible


FOR YOU ARE GRAVED INDELIBLY, FR MYRTLE BOUGH       
Subject(s): Bible


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


GOOD FREND: 6       
First Line: Time has an end, they say
Last Line: To the herb, %rosemary
Subject(s): Bible


HALCYON, SELS.       
Subject(s): Bible


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


HELEN IN EGYPT, SELS.       
Subject(s): Bible


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)


ION: 19       
First Line: Flee not
Last Line: But you evil %doubter, %you shall be %desolate
Subject(s): Bible


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


LET ZEUS RECORD: 1       
First Line: I say, I am quite done
Last Line: Like splendour keeps %peril at bay, %facing inviolate dawn
Subject(s): Bible


LET ZEUS RECORD: 2       
First Line: Men cannot mar you
Last Line: Stares out deliberate %into cerberus-night
Subject(s): Bible


LET ZEUS RECORD: 3       
First Line: Sometimes I chide the manner of your dress
Last Line: To show where hyacinth or pan have been
Subject(s): Bible


LET ZEUS RECORD: 4       
First Line: When blight lay and the persian like a scar
Last Line: Blown inland through darkness and withering rain
Subject(s): Bible


LET ZEUS RECORD: 5       
First Line: Would you prefer myrrh-flower or cyclamen?
Last Line: Stood by her; when the dark perifidious host %turned, it was er with death
Subject(s): Bible


LET ZEUS RECORD: 6       
First Line: Stars wheel in purple, yours is not so rare
Last Line: To freighted ships, baffled in wind and blast
Variant Title(s): North Sta
Subject(s): Bible; Stars


LET ZEUS RECORD: 7       
First Line: None watched with me
Last Line: Let zeus record this, %daring death to mar
Subject(s): Bible


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


MAGICIAN: 1       
First Line: There is no man can take
Last Line: Would be the first to scrap %the old trophies %for new
Subject(s): Bible


MAGICIAN: 2       
First Line: We have crawled back into the womb
Last Line: Too long have we slain, %too long have we wept
Subject(s): Bible


MAGICIAN: 3       
First Line: What is fire upon rain?
Last Line: Your cloak hides the sinner, %your cloak shields the lover, %colour of wine, %cyclamen, %red rhodode
Subject(s): Bible


MAGICIAN: 4       
First Line: Salt, salt the kiss
Last Line: Too long, too long, %have we propitiated the terror in the sea, %forgotten its beauty
Subject(s): Bible


MAGICIAN: 5       
First Line: I instil rest
Last Line: He said, %consider the flower of the field; %did he specify %blue or red?
Subject(s): Bible


MAGICIAN: 6       
First Line: Too long we prayed
Last Line: We never heard the magician %we never, never heard what he said
Subject(s): Bible


MAGICIAN: 7       
First Line: We expected some gesture
Last Line: Dead were our ears %that heard not, yet heard
Subject(s): Bible


MAGICIAN: 8       
First Line: A basket
Last Line: And one broke %a fine box %of cyprian ivory, %(or alabaster)%a rare scent
Subject(s): Bible


MAGICIAN: 9       
First Line: He liked jewels
Last Line: He would tell of the whorl of whorl of light %that was infinity to be seen in glass, %or a shell %or
Subject(s): Bible


MASTER: 1       
First Line: He was very beautiful
Last Line: For no one but you could devise %anything suitable %for him,%so beautiful
Subject(s): Bible; Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)


MASTER: 10       
First Line: But one does not forget him
Last Line: One does not forgive him %who makes god-in-all %possible, %for that is unbearable
Subject(s): Bible; Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)


MASTER: 11       
First Line: Now can I bear even god
Last Line: This thought of the man-pulse has tricked them, %has weakened them, %shall see woman, %perfect
Subject(s): Bible; Women's Rights


MASTER: 12       
First Line: And they did
Last Line: You are near beauty the sun, %you are that lord become woman
Subject(s): Bible; Women's Rights


MASTER: 2       
First Line: I don't know what to suggest
Last Line: Alone knew why %and understood %and told the old man %to explain %the impossible, %which he did
Subject(s): Bible; Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)


MASTER: 3       
First Line: What can god give the old man
Last Line: And the whole made a rhythm %in the air, %till now unguessedat, %unknown
Subject(s): Bible; Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)


MASTER: 4       
First Line: I was angry at the old man
Last Line: I could not accept from wisdom %what love taught, %woman is perfect
Subject(s): Bible; Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)


MASTER: 5       
First Line: She is a woman
Last Line: Is that dart and pulse of the male, %hands, feet, thighs, %herself perfect
Subject(s): Bible; Women's Rights


MASTER: 6       
First Line: Let the old man lie in the earth
Last Line: Who will bring a new world to birth) %it is he, %it is he %who already has formed a new earth
Subject(s): Bible; Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)


MASTER: 7       
First Line: He will trouble the thoughts of men
Last Line: Only I, %I will escape
Subject(s): Bible; Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939); Psychoanalysis


MASTER: 8       
First Line: And it was he himself, he who set me free
Last Line: He was rather casual, %'we won't argue about that' %(he said) %'you are a poet.'
Subject(s): Bible; Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939); Poetry And Poets; Self


MASTER: 9       
First Line: So I went forth
Last Line: I can not love him %he is too near %too precious to god
Subject(s): Bible; Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)


MEN CANNOT MAR YOU, FR. LET ZEUS RECORD       
Subject(s): Bible


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


MORPHEUS, SELS.       
Subject(s): Bible


MYRTLE BOUGH, SELS.       
First Line: Your hands %make pallas wonder
Subject(s): Bible


MYSTERIES       
First Line: Dark
Last Line: I keep the law, %I hold the mysteries true, %I am the vine, %the branches, you %and you
Subject(s): Bible


MYSTERIES       
First Line: Dark %days are past
Last Line: The branches, you %and you.'
Subject(s): Bible


NEVER MORE WILL THE WIND       
Last Line: Like a light out of our heart, %you are gone
Subject(s): Love


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


NOSSIS       
First Line: I thought to hear him speak
Last Line: Nossis, he cried, a flame
Subject(s): Bible; Man-woman Relationships; Meleager (100 B.c.); Women's Rights


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


ORION DEAD       
First Line: (artemis speaks)
Subject(s): Bible


PALINODE: BOOK ONE: 1       
First Line: Do not despair, the hosts
Last Line: The old enchantment holds, %here there is peace %for helena,helen hated of all greece
Subject(s): Bible


PALINODE: BOOK ONE: 2       
First Line: The potion is not poison
Last Line: So they fought, forgetting women, %hero to hero, sworn brother and lover, %and cursing helen through
Subject(s): Bible


PALINODE: BOOK ONE: 3       
First Line: Alas, my brothers
Last Line: Though the wounded heel treads lightly %and more lightly follow, %the purple sandals
Variant Title(s): Helen In Egypt: 1,
Subject(s): Bible


PALINODE: BOOK ONE: 4       
First Line: How did we know each other?
Last Line: As if I, helen, had withdrawn %from the bruised and swollen flesh, %the arrow from its wound
Subject(s): Bible


PALINODE: BOOK ONE: 5       
First Line: This was the token, his mortality
Last Line: As the new mortal, %shedding his glory, %limped slowly across the sand
Subject(s): Bible


PALINODE: BOOK ONE: 6       
First Line: How did we greet each other?
Last Line: Let him forget, %amen, all-father, %let him forget
Subject(s): Bible


PALINODE: BOOK ONE: 7       
First Line: We huddled over the fire
Last Line: Knew not helen of troy, %knew not helena, hated of greece
Subject(s): Bible


PALINODE: BOOK ONE: 8       
First Line: How could I hide my eyes?
Last Line: O thetis, o sea-mother, I prayed under his cloak, %let me remember, let me remember, %forever, this
Subject(s): Bible


PALINODE: BOOK TWO: 1       
First Line: Perhaps he was right
Last Line: Still, he had lost %and they had lost- %the war-lords of greece
Subject(s): Bible


PALINODE: BOOK TWO: 2       
First Line: It is the burning ember
Last Line: I would study and decipher %the indecipherable amen-script
Subject(s): Bible


PALINODE: BOOK TWO: 3       
First Line: I said, I was instructed in the writ
Last Line: That ember, I became %what his accusation made me, %isis, forever with that child, %the hawk horus
Subject(s): Bible


PALINODE: BOOK TWO: 4       
First Line: This is the spread of wings
Last Line: The thousand feathered darts %that sped them home, %mine, the one dart in the achilles-heel, %the th
Subject(s): Bible


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


POET: 1       
First Line: There were sea-horses and mer-men
Last Line: Your song is the wail %of something intangible %that I almost %but not-quite feel
Subject(s): Bible


POET: 2       
First Line: But you are my brother
Last Line: You are true %to your self, being true %to the irony %of your shell
Subject(s): Bible


POET: 3       
First Line: Yes
Last Line: A butterfly has antennae, %is moral %and ironical too
Subject(s): Bible


POET: 4       
First Line: And your shell is a temple
Last Line: Everyone has heard of the small coptic temple, %but who knows you, %who dwell there?
Subject(s): Bible


POET: 5       
First Line: No
Last Line: He couldn't live alone in the desert, %without vision to comfort him, %there must be voices somewher
Subject(s): Bible


POET: 6       
First Line: I am almost afraid to sit on this stone
Last Line: I am almost afraid to think to myself, %why, %he is there
Subject(s): Bible


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


PYGMALION       
First Line: Shall I let myself be caught
Subject(s): Bible


RED ROSE AND A BEGGAR       
First Line: Why did you come %to trouble my decline
Last Line: Walk unfalteringly toward a lover, %the hachish superieur of dream
Subject(s): Bible


SAGESSE, SELS.       
First Line: You look at me, a hut or cage contains
Last Line: Sparrows, I think it was
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


SIGIL: 11       
First Line: If you take the moon in your hands
Last Line: Mullein-leaf, dog-wood leaf, moth-wing %and dandelion-seed under the ground
Variant Title(s): The Moon In Your Hand
Subject(s): Bible; Moon


SIGIL: 12       
First Line: Are these ashes in my hand
Last Line: A moon-flower %from a flower-husk, %or fire-flies %from a thicket?
Subject(s): Bible


SIGIL: 14       
First Line: Now let the cycle sweep us here and there
Last Line: Will lift up wild, wild throat, %and that song heard, %will stifle out this note %and this song note
Subject(s): Bible


SIGIL: 15       
First Line: So if you love me
Last Line: Or shall we rise, %wing-tip to purple wing, %create new earth, %new skies?
Subject(s): Bible


SIGIL: 16       
First Line: But it won't be that way
Last Line: How the walls stretched out %to desert and sand, %the symplegedes %and the sea
Subject(s): Bible


SIGIL: 17       
First Line: Time breaks the barrier
Last Line: O ultimate breath, %o master-lyrist, %beat my wild heart to death
Subject(s): Bible


SIGIL: 18       
First Line: Are we unfathomable night
Last Line: How do you know %who is my lord %and lover?
Subject(s): Bible


SIGIL: 19       
First Line: I love you,'
Last Line: Endure the other, %after the first fine flavour %of irony %had worn off
Subject(s): Bible


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


SITALKAS       
First Line: Thou art come at length
Last Line: Scattering the broken leaves


SOCRATIC       
First Line: They cut it in squares
Subject(s): Bible


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


SONGS FROM CYPRUS, SELS.       
Subject(s): Bible


SONGS FROM CYPRUS: 1       
First Line: Gather for festival
Subject(s): Bible


SONGS FROM CYPRUS: 4       
First Line: Where is the nightingale
Last Line: Only night heals again
Subject(s): Bible


SONGS FROM CYPRUS: 5       
First Line: Bring myrrh and myrtle bud
Subject(s): Bible


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


STROPHE       
First Line: ...I love you would have no application for the moment. I love
Last Line: Scented baskets of spice-pink and little roses


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


TRANCE       
First Line: The floor %of the temple
Last Line: Then lets fall a fold %on my knee
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS, SELS       
First Line: We see her hand in her lap
Last Line: There are white flowers on the water
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 1       
First Line: Hermes trismegistus
Last Line: Opal, onyx, obsidian, %now scattered in the shards %men tread upon
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 10       
First Line: In the field-furrow
Last Line: Phosphorus at sun-rise, %hesperus at sun-set
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 11       
First Line: O swiftly, re-light the flame
Last Line: Is full, they say, of poison, %food for the witches' den
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 12       
First Line: Swiftly re-light the flame
Last Line: To venerate, %venerator
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 13       
First Line: What is the jewel color?'
Last Line: He said, %'invent it'
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 14       
First Line: I can not invent it
Last Line: Concentrate on it %till I shrink, %dematerialize %and am drawn into it
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 15       
First Line: Annael-this was another voice
Last Line: With the weight of massive bees
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 16       
First Line: Annael-and I remembered the sea-shell
Last Line: Was another of seven, %named among the seven angels, %annael, %peace of god
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 17       
First Line: So we hail them together
Last Line: So delicate, green-white, opalescent %like our jewel in the crucible?
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 18       
First Line: For uriel, no temple
Last Line: But love's sacred groves, %withered in thebes and tyre, %flower elsewhere
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 19       
First Line: We see her visible and actual
Last Line: Then she set a charred tree before us, %burnt and stricken to the heart; %was it may-tree or apple?
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 2       
First Line: Your walls do not fall, he said
Last Line: I saw the shape %which might have been of jasper, %but it was not four-square
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 20       
First Line: Invisible, indivisible spirit
Last Line: It was an ordinary tree %in an old garden-square
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 21       
First Line: This is no rune nor riddle
Last Line: You have seen for yourself
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 22       
First Line: A new sensation
Last Line: That pierces the heart
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 23       
First Line: We are part of it
Last Line: This is the flowering of the wood, %where annael, we pause to give %thanks that we rise again from d
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 24       
First Line: Every hour, every moment
Last Line: Should not separate but relate rather, %our life, this temporary eclipse %to that other
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 25       
First Line: Of the no need
Last Line: And she was standing there, %actually, at the turn of the stair
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 26       
First Line: One of us said, how odd
Last Line: And the faint knocking %was the clock ticking
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 27       
First Line: And yet in some very subtle way
Last Line: Of whom we must be not forgetful %for some have entertained angels unawares
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 28       
First Line: I had been thinking of gabriel
Last Line: How could I imagine %the lady herself would come instead?
Subject(s): Bible


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


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 29       
First Line: We have seen her
Last Line: Her everywhere (or did find), %in cathedral, museum, cloister, %at the turn of the palace stair
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 3       
First Line: I john saw. I testify
Last Line: He of the seventy-times-seven %bitter, unending wars
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 30       
First Line: We see her hand in her lap
Last Line: Where boat follows slow boat on the lagoon; %there are white flowers on the water
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 31       
First Line: But none of these, none of these
Last Line: Maria von dem schnee, %our lady of the snow
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 32       
First Line: For I can say truthfully
Last Line: As if fell to the floor; she bore %none of her usual attributes; %the child was not with her
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 33       
First Line: Hermes took his attribute
Last Line: Into the abyss
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 34       
First Line: So saint michael
Last Line: Who weighed the souls of the dead
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 35       
First Line: So she must have been pleased with us
Last Line: For she looked so kindly at us %under her drift of veils, %and she carried a book
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: 36       
First Line: Ah (you say), this is holy wisdom
Last Line: What she lost the race, %given over to sin, to death; %she brings the book of life, obviously
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: 37       
First Line: This is a symbol of beauty (you continue
Last Line: A hieratic figure, the veiled goddess, %whether of the sevendelights, %whether of the seven spear-po
Subject(s): Bible


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


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 38       
First Line: O yes - you understand, I say
Last Line: Imprisoned in leaden bars %in a coloured window; %she is psyche, the butterfly, %out of the cocoon
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 39       
First Line: But nearer than guardian angel %or good daemon
Last Line: Different yet the same as before
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 4       
First Line: Not in our time, o lord
Last Line: Not in our time, o king, %the voice to quell the re-gathering, %thundering storm
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 40       
First Line: This is no rune nor symbol
Last Line: She was not even over-whelming %like an angel
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 41       
First Line: She carried a book, either to imply
Last Line: No need of the moon to shine... %I saw no temple
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 42       
First Line: Some call that deep-deep bell
Last Line: Whose candle burns deep-violet %with the others
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 43       
First Line: And the point in the spectrum
Last Line: Thanks that we rise again from death and live
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 5       
First Line: Nay - peace be still
Last Line: God's very breath-uriel
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 6       
First Line: Never in rome
Last Line: That in a candle on a candle-stick %or in a star, %is known as on of seven %is named among the seven
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 7       
First Line: To uriel, no shrine, no temple
Last Line: Where, uriel, we pause to give %thanks that we rise again from death and live
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 8       
First Line: Now polish the crucible
Last Line: Mer, mere, mere, mater, maia, mary, %star of the sea, %mother
Subject(s): Bible


TRIBUTE TO THE ANGELS: 9       
First Line: Bitter, bitter jewel
Last Line: What is this unsatisfied duality %which you cannot satisfy?
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL, SELS       
First Line: There is a spell, for instance
Last Line: Possibly we will reach haven, heaven
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL, SELS.       
Subject(s): Bible; Love


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 1       
First Line: An incident here and there
Last Line: We passed the flame: we wonder %what saved us? What for?
Subject(s): Bible; War


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 10       
First Line: But we fight for life
Last Line: Your triumph, however exultant, %must one day be over, %in the beginning %was the word
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 11       
First Line: Without thought, invention
Last Line: Dream, %vision
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 12       
First Line: So, in our secretive, sly way
Last Line: Than a whisper
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 13       
First Line: The presence was spectrum-blue
Last Line: Companions %of the flame
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 14       
First Line: Yet we, the latter-day, twice-born
Last Line: Toward our individual star
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 15       
First Line: Too old to be useful
Last Line: Since nineveh and babel
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 16       
First Line: Ra, osiris, amen appeared
Last Line: Were all one texture, %as if without pupil %or all pupil, dark %yet very clear with amber %shining
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 17       
First Line: ...Coals for the world's burning
Last Line: Forever and ever, amen
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 18       
First Line: The christos-image
Last Line: That amen is our christos
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 19       
First Line: He might even be the authentic jew
Last Line: And they are amber and they are fire
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 2       
First Line: Evil was active in the land
Last Line: How can you scratch out %indelible ink of the palimpsest %ofpast misadventure?
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 20       
First Line: Now it appears very clear
Last Line: And follows the mage %in the desert
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 21       
First Line: Splintered the crystal of identity
Last Line: Here am I, amen-ra whispers, %amen, aries, the ram, %be cocoon, smothered in wool, %be lamb, mothere
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 22       
First Line: Now my right hand
Last Line: Let your teeth devour me, %let me be warm in your belly,. %the sun-disk, %the re-born sun
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 23       
First Line: Take me home
Last Line: Where the mantis %prays on the river-reed: %where the grasshopper says %amen, amen, amen
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 24       
First Line: Or anywhere %where stars blaze through clear air
Last Line: Healers, helpers %of the one, amen, all-father
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 25       
First Line: Amen, %only just now
Last Line: Has taken its nourishment
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 26       
First Line: What fruit is our store
Last Line: In the noon-heat?
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 27       
First Line: Is ours lotus - tree
Last Line: Arbutus-fragrant?
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 28       
First Line: O heart, small urn
Last Line: Of bitter thought
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 29       
First Line: Grant us strength to endure
Last Line: Here is the bread?
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 3       
First Line: Let us, however, recover the sceptre
Last Line: It bears healing: %or evoking the dead, %it brings life to the living
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 30       
First Line: I heard scorpion whet his knife
Last Line: Illusion, reversion of old values, %oneness lost, madness
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 31       
First Line: Wistfulness, exaltation
Last Line: Reversion of old values, %oneness lost, madness
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 32       
First Line: Depth of the sub-conscious spews forth
Last Line: Has its peculiar orbit
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 33       
First Line: Let us measure defeat
Last Line: For blind eyes
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 34       
First Line: We have seen how the most amiable
Last Line: Before her
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 35       
First Line: Let us substitute
Last Line: As asps, scorpions, as serpents
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 36       
First Line: In no wise is the pillar-of-fire
Last Line: Things new %and old
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 37       
First Line: Thou shalt have none other gods but me
Last Line: For help - or shall we?
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 38       
First Line: This search for historical parallels
Last Line: Has its particular star, coral or prism shape
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 39       
First Line: We have had too much consecration
Last Line: They are anagrams, cryptograms, %little boxes, conditioned %to hatch butterflies
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 40       
First Line: For example
Last Line: Fosterer, begetter, the same-forever %in the papyrus-swamp %in the judean meadow
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 41       
First Line: Sirius: %what mystery is this?
Last Line: You are a mist %of snow: white, little flowers
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 42       
First Line: O, sire, is this the path
Last Line: Is this union at last
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 43       
First Line: Still the walls do not fall
Last Line: We have no map; %possibly we will reach haven, %heaven
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 5       
First Line: When in the company of the gods
Last Line: He is mage, %bringing myrrh
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 6       
First Line: In me (the worm) clearly
Last Line: Spin my own shroud
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 7       
First Line: Gods, goddesses
Last Line: Or the erect king-cobra crest %to show how the worm turns
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 8       
First Line: So we reveal our status
Last Line: He takes precedence of the priest, %stands second only to the pharaoh
Subject(s): Bible


WALLS DO NOT FALL: 9       
First Line: Thoth, hermes, the stylus
Last Line: And hatshepsut's name is still circled %with what they call the cartouche
Subject(s): Bible


WHEN BLIGHT LAY, FR. LET ZEUS RECORD       
Subject(s): Bible


WHERE LOVE IS KING       
Subject(s): Bible


WHILE WE SHOUTED, FR. TRIBUTE       
Subject(s): Bible


WHITE ROSE, O WHITE, FR. SONGS FROM CYPRUS       
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


WINE BOWL       
First Line: I will rise
Last Line: For the white wine %and the red
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology - Classical


WINTER LOVE: 16       
First Line: O, do not bring snow-water
Last Line: Love built on dreams %of the forgotten first unsatisfied embrace, %is satisfied
Subject(s): Bible


WINTER LOVE: 19: STROPHE       
First Line: Odysseus; fretful brow
Last Line: Helen, commend their happiness %and so invoke the greater bliss %of helios-helen-eros
Subject(s): Bible


WINTER LOVE: 2       
First Line: If I thought of you, I only thought
Last Line: Then, you were in and out as they all were at the palace, %it is more, more than ten years
Subject(s): Bible


WINTER LOVE: 20: ANTISTROPHE       
First Line: Rise from your apathy, your dream
Last Line: The sun goes into the dark, %the gods decree %that helen is deserted utterly
Subject(s): Bible


WINTER LOVE: 21       
First Line: O ebony island, o tall cypress-trees
Last Line: The heart and entrails were drawn out; %a shell? A shatteredheart? %no heart is left to heal
Subject(s): Bible


WINTER LOVE: 24       
First Line: Helios-helen-eros? Is that menelaus?
Last Line: Lives in the hope of something that will be, %the past made perfect; %this is the tangible %this is
Subject(s): Bible


WINTER LOVE: 25       
First Line: The golden apples of the hesperides
Last Line: Your child, my child and helios' child, no other, %to lure us on, on, on, euphorion, esperance
Subject(s): Bible


WINTER LOVE: 27       
First Line: Grandam, midwife, sage-femme
Last Line: You brought him forth in darkness, %while I slept
Subject(s): Bible


WINTER LOVE: 28       
First Line: I am delirious now and mean to be
Last Line: Esperance, o golden bee, %take life afresh and if you must, %so slay me
Subject(s): Bible


WINTER LOVE: 5       
First Line: So we were together
Last Line: Helen, helen, come home; %there was a helen before there was a war, %but who remembers her?
Subject(s): Bible


WINTER LOVE: 6       
First Line: The-tis-sea-'tis, I played games like this
Last Line: Helen was conceived under the oleanders, %that is, helen, the future helen %that wrecked citadels, w
Subject(s): Bible


WOULD YOU PREFER MYRRH-FLOWER, FR. LET ZEUS RECORD       
Subject(s): Bible


YOURSELF IN MYSELF, FR MYRTLE BOUGH       
Subject(s): Bible