Poem of the day

A few of  H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) completed published works are:
 H.D. : Collected poems,1912-1944
The God (1913-1917
Translations (1915-1920)
Hymen (1921)
Heliodora (1924)
Red Roses for Bronze (1931)
Uncollected and Unpublished Poems

      Sea Rose – Hilda Doolittle


      Rose, harsh rose,
    marred and with stint of petals,
    meagre flower, thin,
    sparse of leaf,

    more precious
    than a wet rose
    single on a stem —
    you are caught in the drift.

    Stunted, with small leaf,
    you are flung on the sand,
    you are lifted
    in the crisp sand
    that drives in the wind.

    Can the spice-rose
    drip such acrid fragrance
    hardened in a leaf?


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