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Short poem

H. D. (Hilda Doolittle; 1886-1961)

The Pool

              1Are you alive?
              2I touch you.
              3You quiver like a sea-fish.
              4I cover you with my net.
              5What are you - banded one?

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Collected Poems of H.D. (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1925): 82. York University Library Special Collections 4928.
First publication date: March 1915
Publication date note: Poetry 5 (March 1915); also Some Imagist Poets: An Anthology (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1915)
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2000.
Recent editing: 2:2002/3/21

Rhyme: unrhyming

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