Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Great Regulars: HD's sequence of 43 poems,

The Walls Do Not Fall, first appeared in 1944, dedicated by the 56-year-old poet to her lover and friend, Bryher (Winifred Ellerman). Poems 9 and 10 are this week's choice, two connected but contrasting lyrics that make an elegant pair, and together represent something of the technique and ambition of the whole work. HD produced two further books, Tribute to the Angels and The Flowering of the Rod, and published all three as Trilogy--which can be read as a single epically-proportioned poem.

from Carol Rumens: The Guardian: Poem of the week: Extract from The Walls Do Not Fall by HD


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