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By H. D. 1886–1961 H. D.
Whirl up, sea—
whirl your pointed pines,
splash your great pines
on our rocks,
hurl your green over us,
cover us with your pools of fir.

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Poet H. D. 1886–1961

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

SCHOOL / PERIOD Imagist

Subjects Nature, Trees & Flowers, Seas, Rivers, & Streams, Mythology & Folklore

Poetic Terms Imagery, Free Verse, Imagist

 H.  D.

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H.D.’s life and work recapitulate the central themes of literary modernism: the emergence from Victorian norms and certainties, the entry into an age characterized by rapid technological change and the violence of two great wars, and the development of literary modes which reflected the disintegration of traditional symbolic systems and the mythmaking quest for new meanings. H.D.’s oeuvre spans five decades of the twentieth . . .

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SUBJECT Nature, Trees & Flowers, Seas, Rivers, & Streams, Mythology & Folklore

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

SCHOOL / PERIOD Imagist

Poetic Terms Imagery, Free Verse, Imagist

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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