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Sea Garden
written by "H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1886-1961"
...lmsman2 The Shrine4 Mid-day7 Pursuit8 The Contest10 Sea Lily12 The Wind Sleepers13 The Gift14 Evening17 Sheltered Garden18 Sea Poppies20 Loss21 Huntress23 Garden24 Sea Violet25 The Cliff Temple26 Orchard29 Sea Gods30 Acon33 Night35 Prisoners36 Storm39 Sea Iris40 Hermes of the Ways41 Pear Tree43 Cities44 The City is peopled47 [1] SEA GARDEN SEA ROSE 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? [2] THE HELMSMAN O be swift— we have always known you wanted us. We fled inland with our flocks, we pastured them in hollows, cut off from the wind and the salt track of the marsh. We worshipped inland— we stepped past wood-flowers, we forgot your tang, we brushed wood-grass. We wandered from pine-hills through oak and scrub-oak tangles, we broke hyssop and bramble, we caught flower and new bramble-fruit in our hair: we laughed as each branch whipped back, we tore our feet in half buried rocks and knotted roots and acorn-cups. We forgot—we worshipped, we parted green from green, we sought further thickets, we dipped our ankles through leaf-mould and earth, and wood and wood-bank enchanted us— and the feel of the clefts in the bark, and the slope between tree and tree— and a slender path strung field to field[3] and wood to wood and hill to hill and the forest after it. We forgot—for a moment tree-resin, tree-bark, sweat of a torn branch were sweet to the taste. We were enchanted with the fields, the tufts of coarse grass in the shorter grass— we loved all this. But now, our boat climbs—hesitates&m...

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