Thursday, May 24, 2012

ah! bright wings

Looking for a poet to put a spring in your summer step?  Try Gerard Manley Hopkins.

It really doesn't get much more lush than Hopkins.

Go here to hear about the dearest freshness deep down things,

here to visit the dapple-dawn-drawn falcon,

here for things swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;

and I'm just getting you started.

now go out into a field somewhere and enjoy yourself some Victorian-era experimental pastoral verse.

pace e bene,

a page from Hopkin's journal

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