Are you alive?
I touch you.
You quiver like a sea-fish.
I cover you with my net.
What are you—banded one?
This poem is in the public domain.
Born in 1886, Hilda Doolittle was one of the leaders of the Imagist movement. She published numerous poetry collections, including Sea Garden (Constable and Company, 1916) and Helen in Egypt (Grove Press, 1961). She died in 1961.
Date Published: 1915-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/pool