Gerard Manley Hopkins
Heaven-Haven by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Heaven-Haven by Gerard Manley Hopkins

I have desired to goWhere springs not fail,To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail,And a few lilies blow.And I have asked to beWhere no storms come,Where the green swell is ...

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No Worst, There Is None by Gerard Manley Hopkins

No Worst, There Is None by Gerard Manley Hopkins

No worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief, More pangs will, schooled at forepangs, wilder wring. Comforter, where, where is your comforting? Mary, mother of us, ...

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Peace by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Peace by Gerard Manley Hopkins

When will you ever, Peace, wild wooddove, shy wings shut,Your round me roaming end, and under be my boughs? When, when, Peace, will you, Peace? I’ll not play hypocrite To own my ...

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Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Glory be to God for dappled things -- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; ...

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Carrion Comfort by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Carrion Comfort by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Not, I'll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee; Not untwist -- slack they may be -- these last strands of man In me {'o}r, most weary, cry I can no more. I can; ...

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Easter Communion by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Easter Communion by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Pure fasted faces draw unto this feast: God comes all sweetness to your Lenten lips.You striped in secret with breath-taking whips, Those crooked rough-scored chequers may be ...

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Inversnaid by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Inversnaid by Gerard Manley Hopkins

This darksome burn, horseback brown, His rollrock highroad roaring down, In coop and in comb the fleece of his foam Flutes and low to the lake falls home. A windpuff-bonnet of ...

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The Sea And The Skylark by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Sea And The Skylark by Gerard Manley Hopkins

On ear and ear two noises too old to end Trench—right, the tide that ramps against the shore; With a flood or a fall, low lull-off or all roar, Frequenting there while moon shall ...

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Spring And Fall: To A Young Child by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Spring And Fall: To A Young Child by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Margaret, are you grievingOver Goldengrove unleaving?Leaves, like the things of man, youWith your fresh thoughts care for, can you?Ah! as the heart grows olderIt will come to such ...

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Moonless Darkness Stands Between by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Moonless Darkness Stands Between by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Moonless darkness stands between.Past, the Past, no more be seen! But the Bethlehem-star may lead meTo the sight of Him Who freed meFrom the self that I have been.Make me pure, ...

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God’s Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins

God’s Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins

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 ...

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The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins

To Christ our Lord I CAUGHT this morning morning’s minion, king- dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, ...

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The Alchemist In The City by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Alchemist In The City by Gerard Manley Hopkins

My window shews the travelling clouds, Leaves spent, new seasons, alter'd sky, The making and the melting crowds: The whole world passes; I stand by.They do not waste their meted ...

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Duns Scotus’s Oxford by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Duns Scotus’s Oxford by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Towery city |&| branchy between towers; Cuckoo-echoing, bell-swarm{`e}d, lark charm{`e}d, rook racked,river-rounded; The dapple-eared lily below thee; that country |&| town ...

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Andromeda by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Andromeda by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Now Time’s Andromeda on this rock rude,With not her either beauty’s equal or Her injury’s, looks off by both horns of shore, Her flower, her piece of being, doomed dragon’s food. ...

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The Habit Of Perfection by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Habit Of Perfection by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Elected Silence, sing to meAnd beat upon my whorled ear, Pipe me to pastures still and be The music that I care to hear. Shape nothing, lips; be lovely-dumb:It is the shut, the ...

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I Wake And Feel The Fell Of Dark by Gerard Manley Hopkins

I Wake And Feel The Fell Of Dark by Gerard Manley Hopkins

I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day, What hours, O what black hours we have spent This night! what sights you, heart, saw; ways you went! And more must, in yet longer ...

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Moonrise by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Moonrise by Gerard Manley Hopkins

I awoke in the Midsummer not to call night, in the white and the walk of the morning:The moon, dwindled and thinned to the fringe of a finger-nail held to the candle,Or paring of ...

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Felix Randal by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Felix Randal by Gerard Manley Hopkins

F{'e}lix R{'a}ndal the f{'a}rrier, O is he d{'e}ad then? my d{'u}ty all{'e}nded, Who have watched his mould of man, bigboned and hardy-handsome Pining, pining, till time when ...

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Hope Holds To Christ by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Hope Holds To Christ by Gerard Manley Hopkins

. . . . . . . .Hope holds to Christ the mind’s own mirror out To take His lovely likeness more and more. It will not well, so she would bring about An ever brighter burnish than ...

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Binsey Poplars by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Binsey Poplars by Gerard Manley Hopkins

My aspens dear, whose airy cages quelled, Quelled or quenched in leaves the leaping sun, All felled, felled, are all felled; Of a fresh and following folded rank ...

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Epithalamion by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Epithalamion by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Hark, hearer, hear what I do; lend a thought now, make believe We are leafwhelmed somewhere with the hood Of some branchy bunchy bushybowered wood, Southern dene or Lancashire ...

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Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord, If I Contend by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord, If I Contend by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Justus quidem tu es, Domine, si disputem tecum: verumtamen justa loquar ad te: Quare via impiorum prosperatur? &c.Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contendWith thee; but, sir, so ...

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Love Preparing To Fly by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Love Preparing To Fly by Gerard Manley Hopkins

He play'd his wings as tho' for flight; They webb'd the sky with glassy light.His body sway'd upon tiptoes, Like a wind-perplexed rose; In eddies of the wind he wentAt last up the ...

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In Honour Of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez by Gerard Manley Hopkins

In Honour Of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Laybrother of the Society of JesusHonour is flashed off exploit, so we say;And those strokes once that gashed flesh or galled shieldShould tongue that time now, trumpet now that ...

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In The Valley Of The Elwy by Gerard Manley Hopkins

In The Valley Of The Elwy by Gerard Manley Hopkins

I remember a house where all were good To me, God knows, deserving no such thing: Comforting smell breathed at very entering, Fetched fresh, as I suppose, off some sweet wood. ...

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Spring by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Spring by Gerard Manley Hopkins

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 ...

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For A Picture Of St. Dorothea by Gerard Manley Hopkins

For A Picture Of St. Dorothea by Gerard Manley Hopkins

I bear a basket lined with grass;I am so light, I am so fair, That men must wonder as I pass And at the basket that I bear, Where in a newly-drawn green litterSweet flowers I ...

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Let Me Be To Thee As The Circling Bird by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Let Me Be To Thee As The Circling Bird by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Let me be to Thee as the circling bird, Or bat with tender and air-crisping wingsThat shapes in half-light his departing rings, From both of whom a changeless note is heard.I have ...

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As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Gerard Manley Hopkins

As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Gerard Manley Hopkins

As king fishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell's Bow swung finds tongue to ...

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Henry Purcell by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Henry Purcell by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The poet wishes well to the divine genius of Purcell and praises him that, whereas other musicians have given utterance to the moods of man’s mind, he has, beyond that, uttered in ...

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To A Young Child by Gerard Manley Hopkins

To A Young Child by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Margaret, are you grievingOver Goldengrove unleaving?Leaves, like the things of man, youWith your fresh thoughts care for, can you?Ah! as the heart grows olderIt will come to such ...

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Brothers by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Brothers by Gerard Manley Hopkins

How lovely the elder brother’s Life all laced in the other’s, Love-laced!—what once I well Witnessed; so fortune fell. When Shrovetide, two years gone,Our boys’ plays brought on ...

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The Times Are Nightfall by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Times Are Nightfall by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The times are nightfall, look, their light grows less; The times are winter, watch, a world undone: They waste, they wither worse; they as they run Or bring more or more blazon ...

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May Magnificat by Gerard Manley Hopkins

May Magnificat by Gerard Manley Hopkins

May is Mary's month, and I Muse at that and wonder why: Her feasts follow reason, Dated due to season—Candlemas, Lady Day; But the Lady Month, May, Why fasten that upon her, With ...

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The Candle Indoors by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Candle Indoors by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Some candle clear burns somewhere I come by. I muse at how its being puts blissful back With yellowy moisture mild night’s blear-all black, Or to-fro tender trambeams truckle at ...

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To What Serves Mortal Beauty? by Gerard Manley Hopkins

To What Serves Mortal Beauty? by Gerard Manley Hopkins

To what serves mortal beauty ' —dangerous; does set danc- ing blood—the O-seal-that-so ' feature, flung prouder form Than Purcell tune lets tread to? ' See: it does this: keeps ...

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Cheery Beggar by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Cheery Beggar by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Beyond Magdalen and by the Bridge, on a place called there the Plain, In Summer, in a burst of summertime Following falls and falls of rain, When the air was sweet-and-sour of the ...

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What Shall I Do For The Land That Bred Me by Gerard Manley Hopkins

What Shall I Do For The Land That Bred Me by Gerard Manley Hopkins

What shall I do for the land that bred me, Her homes and fields that folded and fed me?— Be under her banner and live for her honour: Under her banner I’ll live for her honour. ...

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Thee, God, I Come From by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Thee, God, I Come From by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Thee, God, I come from, to thee go, All day long I like fountain flow From thy hand out, swayed about Mote-like in thy mighty glow. What I know of thee I bless,As acknowledging ...

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Repeat That, Repeat by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Repeat That, Repeat by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Repeat that, repeat,Cuckoo, bird, and open ear wells, heart-springs, delightfully sweet,With a ballad, with a ballad, a rebound Off trundled timber and scoops of the hillside ...

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To Seem The Stranger Lies My Lot, My Life by Gerard Manley Hopkins

To Seem The Stranger Lies My Lot, My Life by Gerard Manley Hopkins

To seem the stranger lies my lot, my lifeAmong strangers. Father and mother dear,Brothers and sisters are in Christ not nearAnd he my peace my parting, sword and strife. England, ...

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The Leaden Echo And The Golden Echo by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Leaden Echo And The Golden Echo by Gerard Manley Hopkins

(Maidens’ song from St. Winefred’s Well)THE LEADEN ECHOHow to keep—is there any any, is there none such, nowhere known some, bow or brooch or braid or brace, lace, latch or catch ...

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The Starlight Night by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Starlight Night by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Look at the stars! look, look up at the skies! O look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air! The bright boroughs, the circle-citadels there! Down in dim woods the diamond ...

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At The Wedding-March by Gerard Manley Hopkins

At The Wedding-March by Gerard Manley Hopkins

God with honour hang your head, Groom, and grace you, bride, your bed With lissome scions, sweet scions, Out of hallowed bodies bred. Each be other’s comfort kind:Deep, deeper ...

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The Wreck Of The Deutschland by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Wreck Of The Deutschland by Gerard Manley Hopkins

]to the happy memory of five Francisan nuns, exiles by the Falck Laws,drowned between midnight |&| morning of December 7 ].PART THE FIRST Thou mastering me God! giver of breath ...

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St. Winefred’s Well by Gerard Manley Hopkins

St. Winefred’s Well by Gerard Manley Hopkins

ACT I. SC. IEnter Teryth from riding, Winefred following.T. WHAT is it, Gwen, my girl? why do you hover and haunt me? W. You came by Caerwys, sir? T. I came by Caerwys. W. ...

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Ash-Boughs by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Ash-Boughs by Gerard Manley Hopkins

a.Not of all my eyes see, wandering on the world, Is anything a milk to the mind so, so sighs deep Poetry to it, as a tree whose boughs break in the sky. Say it is ashboughs: ...

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My Own Heart Let Me More Have Pity On by Gerard Manley Hopkins

My Own Heart Let Me More Have Pity On by Gerard Manley Hopkins

My own heart let me more have pity on; let Me live to my sad self hereafter kind, Charitable; not live this tormented mind With this tormented mind tormenting yet. I cast for ...

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The Blessed Virgin Compared To The Air We Breathe by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Blessed Virgin Compared To The Air We Breathe by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Wild air, world-mothering air, Nestling me everywhere, That each eyelash or hair Girdles; goes home betwixt The fleeciest, frailest-flixedSnowflake; that ’s fairly mixed With, ...

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