Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | July 27, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Pear Tree

by Hilda Doolittle (1886 – 1961).

Pear Tree (1916)

Silver dust
lifted from the earth,
higher than my arms reach,
you have mounted.
O silver,                                                5
higher than my arms reach
you front us with great mass;

no flower ever opened
so staunch a white leaf,
no flower ever parted silver                    10
from such rare silver;

O white pear,
your flower-tufts,
thick on the branch,
bring summer and ripe fruits                   15
in their purple hearts.

Notes:
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/234
http://www.imagists.org/hd/bio.html

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