Another wonderful poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins, born July 28th 1844. One of the greatest of poems about trees being cut down begins like this: "All felled, felled, are all felled; Of a fresh and following folded rank Not spared, not one That dandled a sandalled Shadow that swam or sank On meadow & river & … Continue reading Inspiring Poems: Binsey Poplars
A Year of Inspirers (13) – “Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet”, and the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins
Hopkins was so sensitive to the beauty of nature, he prized the “wildness” and “wilderness” of life on our earth: “What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and wildness? Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.” (From ‘Inversnaid' https://www.bartleby.com/122/33.html) On … Continue reading A Year of Inspirers (13) – “Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet”, and the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins
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