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Vale Ave — Latin for “Farewell, Hail” — is a hymn to Eros that unfolds as a gorgeous palimpsest of eternal recurrence and reincarnation, charting the course of two lovers who each seek the other across cultures, myths, and centuries. Vale Ave is alchemical — “mystery and portent, yes, but at the same time,” as H. D. writes, “there is Resurrection and the hope of Paradise.”

Ave and vale but the parting came
before the greeting, it was vale, ave,
keep the wine till the last,
I hold this cup, I need not taste this sleep


Vale Ave

Poetry by Hilda Doolittle (H.D.)

published July 10th, 2013