What is imagism?
defenition of imagism
2. good definition, with reference to Ezra Pound (1)
3. Related online essay about Harriet
Monroe and the publication of Imagist poems
Doolittle (H. D.)
photo credit: Jennifer Benavidez
|Brief biography (1)
relevant links (1)
poems: "Oread" online
Janice Robinson writes, "Nature is not a manifestation of the poet; it
Whirl up, sea--
Whirl your pointed pines,
Splash your great pines
On our rocks,
Hurl your green over us,
Cover us with your pools of fir.
be truer to say that H.D. sees herself as a manifestation of nature."
that, "These male and female life energies in union give H.D.'s poetry
dynamic vitality, as in the union of tree and sea in 'Oread.'"
This photo is taken from
Charles Reznikoff: Man and Poet,
edited by Milton Hindus
(Orono, Maine: National Poetry
( 1878-1967 )
Roger Blackwell Bailey
|biographical information: brief
of Sandburg and biography with pictures
|| the text of all of Sandburg's 1918 book of poems Cornhuskers
Poems of Carl Sandburg on Talk of the Nation Book Club
of the Air, from NPR News. (To listen to the real audio, you have to
Real Player in your computer)
: Sandburg's reading
of this poem
Walking Man of Rodin" (from e-text of Sandburg's first book Chicago
"The Walking Man" (1)
The photo is taken from musee
|THE WALKING MAN OF RODIN
LEGS hold a torso away from the earth.
And a regular high poem of legs is here.
Powers of bone and cord raise a belly and lungs
Out of ooze and over the loam where eyes look and ears hear
And arms have a chance to hammer and shoot and run motors.
You make us
Proud of our legs, old man.
And you left off the head here,
The skull found always crumbling neighbor of the ankles.
THE monotone of the rain is beautiful,
And the sudden rise and slow relapse
Of the long multitudinous rain.
The sun on the hills is beautiful,
Or a captured sunset sea-flung,
Bannered with fire and gold.
A face I know is beautiful--
With fire and gold of sky and sea,
And the peace of long warm rain.