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Poetry Friday: Sea Iris by H.D.

September 22nd, 2017 (06:00 am)

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: New Rules by Dua Lipa


Weed, moss-weed,
root tangled in sand,
sea-iris, brittle flower,
one petal like a shell
is broken,
and you print a shadow
like a thin twig.
Fortunate one,
scented and stinging,
rigid myrrh-bud,
sweet and salt - you are wind
in our nostrils.


Do the murex-fishers
drench you as they pass?
Do your roots drag up colour
from the sand?
Have they slipped gold under you -
rivets of gold?
Band of iris-flowers
above the waves,
you are painted blue,
painted like a fresh prow
stained among the salt weeds.

- Sea Iris by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)

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