Hermetic Definition: Poetry

Hermetic Definition Poetry H D s Hilda Doolittle late poems of search and longing represent the mature achievement of a poet who has come increasingly to be recognized as one of the most important of her generation T

  • Title: Hermetic Definition: Poetry
  • Author: H.D.
  • ISBN: 9780811204538
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • H D s Hilda Doolittle, 1884 1961 late poems of search and longing represent the mature achievement of a poet who has come increasingly to be recognized as one of the most important of her generation The title poem and other long pieces in this collection Sagesse and Winter Love were written between 1957 and her death four years later, and are heretofore unpublisH D s Hilda Doolittle, 1884 1961 late poems of search and longing represent the mature achievement of a poet who has come increasingly to be recognized as one of the most important of her generation The title poem and other long pieces in this collection Sagesse and Winter Love were written between 1957 and her death four years later, and are heretofore unpublished, except in fragments We can see now in proper context her fine ear for the free line, and understand why other poets, such as Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, and Robert Duncan, find so much to admire in H D s work As in her earlier books, one level of H.D s significant poetic statement derives from her intimate knowledge of and identification with classical Greek and arcane cultures taken together, these elements make up the poet s own personal myth Norman Holmes Pearson, H D s friend and literary executor, has contributed an illuminating foreword to this impressive collection.H D s Hilda Doolittle, 1884 1961 late poems of search and longing represent the mature achievement of a poet who has come increasingly to be recognized as one of the most important of her generation The title poem and other long pieces in this collection Sagesse and Winter Love were written between 1957 and her death four years later, and are heretofore unpublished, except in fragments We can see now in proper context her fine ear for the free line, and understand why other poets, such as Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, and Robert Duncan, find so much to admire in H D s work As in her earlier books, one level of H.D s significant poetic statement derives from her intimate knowledge of and identification with classical Greek and arcane cultures taken together, these elements make up the poet s own personal myth Norman Holmes Pearson, H D s friend and literary executor, has contributed an illuminating foreword to this impressive collection.

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    1. Well, this is quite something. The theological seminary/library where I'm polishing up a couple of forthcoming texts is walking distance from H.D.'s grave. This morning I stood for a moment waiting for a sneeze which did not come, much to my chagrin, en route to my desk. In preparing for the sneeze I tilted my head in a way that brought me to a row of H.D. texts. I'm keeping this one and Trilogy by my desk for when I take my breaks and feel neither like walking anywhere/seeing anyone. I take a b [...]

    2. H.D. reclaims the feminine in Western tradition. Her poems bring back Isis, Osiris, Helen and company. Whereas men’s affair destroys, women’s creativity heals while escapes the Oedipal domination.

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