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Gerard Manley Hopkins

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

Carrion Comfort


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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  • Rookie Rhonda Brown (9/24/2012 6:32:00 PM)

    Meggin, don't know if you know this poem or not. Your ugh post made me think of it. It's one I returned to often in the dark first year after my surgeries. (Report) Reply

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