Mature verse colors H. D.'s collections: the life-affirming meditations in Hymen (1921), Heliodora and Other Poems (1924), and Collected Poems of H. D. (1925), the beginning of the poet's critical and popular success and literary independence. Subsequent publications display self-confidence and growing feminism: an experimental autobiography, HERmione (1927), a verse tragedy dramatically entitled Hippolytus Temporizes: A Play in Three Acts (1927), Red Roses for Bronze (1932), and a translation of Euripides's tragedy Ion (1937). Following Collected Poems (1940), she issued a pro-matriarchal trilogy — The Walls Do Not Fall (1944), Tribute to the Angels (1945), and Flowering of the Rod (1946) — and her last verse collection, Helen in Egypt (1961), an examination of necromancy through blended prose and epic poetry. In addition to submissions to Life and Letters Today, H. D. flourished in long fiction, including an
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