Hilda Doolittle

Hilda Doolittle

H.D. was born on September 10, 1886 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In 1911, she moved to London where her poems earned her a role in the imagist movement. In WWI she suffered the death of her brother and the breakup of her marriage. H.D. was married once and had several relationships with both men and women. Her poems became famous again in the 1970s and 1980s because they played key roles in the gay rights and feminist movements. movements.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.D.


All Greece hates

the still eyes in the white face,

the lustre as of olives

where she stands,

and the white hands.

All Greece reviles

the wan face when she smiles,

hating it deeper still

when it grows wan and white,

remembering past enchantments

and past ills.

Greece sees unmoved,

God’s daughter, born of love,

the beauty of cool feet

and slenderest knees,

could love indeed the maid,

only if she were laid,

white ash amid funereal cypresses.

Interpretation of Poem

This poem talks about Helen of Troy, known as the prettiest women around. The whole poem describes hows she's beautiful in different ways like her eyes, her smile, skin, Etc.

Theme of Poem

The theme of this poem is all about the beauty of Helen of Troy and how every guy wanted to be with her.
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