on poetry

July 28, 2016

Gerard Manley Hopkins

   No wonder of it: shéer plód makes plough down sillion
Shine, and blue-bleak embers, ah my dear,
   Fall, gall themselves, and gash gold-vermilion.

Gerard Manley Hopkins
(July 28, 1844 – June 8, 1889)
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quote from “The Windhover”


One Response to “on poetry”

  1. I love this, so much alliteration that I have to stop and think for a minute about the image

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