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The Walls Do Not Fall H.D.

The Walls Do Not Fall

H.D.

Published 1944
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Paperback
48 pages
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H.D. is well known to all lovers of verse as one of the earliest ‘Imagists’. These, her latest poems, come from the very midst of the ‘fifty thousand incidents’ of the Blitz. The memorable poetry of these times is not likely to be military in the oldMoreH.D. is well known to all lovers of verse as one of the earliest ‘Imagists’. These, her latest poems, come from the very midst of the ‘fifty thousand incidents’ of the Blitz. The memorable poetry of these times is not likely to be military in the old sense. This is a civilian’s war, and this is civilian war poetry.Pompeii has nothing to teach us,we know crack of volcanic fissure,slow flow of terrible lavapressure on the heart, lungs, the brainabout to burst in its brittle case(What the skull can endure!)The outer violence of the scene touches the deepest hidden sub-concious terrors. The past is on show. The house of life becomes ‘another sliced wall where poor utensils show like rare objects in a museum.’ The mystery of death invades- but above all is the eve-startling miracle of the breath of life.(From the back cover)