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Poem by Hilda Doolittle


Stars Wheel in Purple


Stars wheel in purple, yours is not so rare
as Hesperus, nor yet so great a star
as bright Aldeboran or Sirius,
nor yet the stained and brilliant one of War;

stars turn in purple, glorious to the sight;
yours is not gracious as the Pleiads are
nor as OrionТs sapphires, luminous;

yet disenchanted, cold, imperious face,
when all the others blighted, reel and fall,
your star, steel-set, keeps lone and frigid tryst
to freighted ships, baffled in wind and blast.



Hilda Doolittle


Hilda Doolittle's other poems:
  1. Nossis
  2. We Two
  3. After Troy
  4. Lais
  5. Heliodora


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