Gerard Manley Hopkins

About Gerard Manley Hopkins

Reverend Father Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 – 1889) was an English poet and a Jesuit priest. He is today considered one of the leading poets of the Victorian era.

“Spring”

By |2017-06-12T14:37:50-05:00February 12th, 2017|Categories: Poetry|

Nothing is so beautiful as spring– When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing; […]

The Windhover

By |2016-09-04T14:14:15-05:00September 4th, 2016|Categories: Poetry|

To Christ Our Lord I caught this morning morning’s minion, kingdom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing In his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing, […]

God’s Grandeur

By |2017-06-14T14:50:51-05:00October 11th, 2015|Categories: Poetry|

              The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod? Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; And all [...]

Spring and Fall

By |2017-06-14T14:27:55-05:00September 6th, 2015|Categories: Literature, Poetry|

To a young child Márgarét, áre you gríeving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leáves like the things of man, you With your fresh thoughts care for, can you? Ah! ás the heart grows older It will come to such sights colder By and by, nor spare a sigh Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie; And yet [...]