Gerard Manley Hopkins

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

Comments about Gerard Manley Hopkins

  • Lucille (5/9/2018 12:58:00 PM)

    very individual work

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  • Jolyon Laycock (5/1/2018 9:19:00 AM)

    Poem Hunter present a fine selection of Hopkins' work but there are notable omissions: Harry Ploughman, and That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire

  • Frederick Kesner Frederick Kesner (3/7/2018 5:00:00 AM)

    Good to be reading and reacquainting with GM again!

  • 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.

  • Sarthak Das (4/1/2012 9:13:00 AM)

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

Tom's Garland

upon the Unemployed


Tom—garlanded with squat and surly steel
Tom; then Tom’s fallowbootfellow piles pick
By him and rips out rockfire homeforth—sturdy Dick;
Tom Heart-at-ease, Tom Navvy: he is all for his meal
Sure, ’s bed now. Low be it: lustily he his low lot (feel
That ne’er need hunger, Tom; Tom seldom sick,

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