“The God” by H.D.

The God


I asked of your face:

is it dark,

set beneath heavy locks,

circled with stiff ivy-fruit,


cut wiht great hammer-stroke,

brow, nose and mouth,

mysteirous and far distant

from my sense.


I asked:

can he from his portals of ebony

carved with grapes,

turn toward the earth?


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H.D.'s poem "The God" was published in the 1917 Some Imagist Poets anthology. To read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication, follows the link(s) below:


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