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Hilda (H.D.) Doolittle

Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961), who published under the name of “H.D.,” is now recognized as one of the most important Imagist poets of the twentieth century. Her books include Collected Poems 1912-1944. The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded her the Award of Merit Medal in 1960. In addition to poetry, she published fiction, essays, and reviews.



Spring 1952 | Poetry

Wildly dissimilar
yet actuated by the same fear,
the hippopotamus and the wild-deer
hide by the same river.


Spring 1952 | Poetry

Now let the cycle sweep us here and there,
we will not struggle;
under a forest-ledge,
a wild white-pear
will blossom;