Gerard Manley Hopkins

(28 July 1844 – 8 June 1889 / Stratford, Essex)

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  • Rosella Decker (5/21/2013 7:05:00 AM)

    I just was watching an episode of The Waltons and John Boy read a poem to his mother, it was one of Gerard Manley Hopkin's poems.

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  • Sarthak Das (4/1/2012 9:13:00 AM)

    hmmm...............nice 1 :)

The Handsome Heart

at a Gracious Answer


‘But tell me, child, your choice; what shall I buy
You?’—‘Father, what you buy me I like best.’
With the sweetest air that said, still plied and pressed,
He swung to his first poised purport of reply.

What the heart is! which, like carriers let fly—

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