Gerard Manley Hopkins

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

Gerard Manley Hopkins Poems

1. A Vision of the Mermaids 11/13/2015
2. It Was A Hard Thing To Undo This Knot 6/25/2015
3. Strike, Churl 1/3/2003
4. St. Alphonsus Rodriguez 1/3/2003
5. The Shepherd’s Brow, Fronting Forked Lightning, Owns 1/3/2003
6. Tom's Garland 1/3/2003
7. The Silver Jubilee 1/3/2003
8. Penmaen Pool 1/3/2003
9. The Furl Of Fresh-Leaved Dogrose Down 1/3/2003
10. St. Winefred's Well 1/3/2003
11. The May Magnificat 1/3/2003
12. Ribblesdale 1/3/2003
13. Summa 1/3/2003
14. My Own Heart Let Me Have More Have Pity On; Let 1/13/2003
15. Spelt From Sibyl's Leaves 1/3/2003
16. The Sea Took Pity 1/3/2003
17. The Half-Way House 11/25/2003
18. The Bugler's First Communion 1/3/2003
19. The Candle Indoors 1/3/2003
20. On The Portrait Of Two Beautiful Young People 1/3/2003
21. The Soldier 1/3/2003
22. The Lantern Out Of Doors 1/3/2003
23. To His Watch 1/3/2003
24. To R.B. 1/3/2003
25. Patience, Hard Thing! The Hard Thing But To Pray 1/13/2003
26. The Handsome Heart 1/3/2003
27. The Loss Of The Eurydice 1/3/2003
28. To Him Who Ever Thought With Love Of Me 1/3/2003
29. Barnfloor And Winepress 11/25/2003
30. What Being In Rank-Old Nature 1/3/2003
31. Thee, God, I Come From 1/3/2003
32. The Woodlark 1/3/2003
33. The Caged Skylark 12/31/2002
34. Love Preparing To Fly 11/25/2003
35. To Seem The Stranger Lies My Lot, My Life 1/13/2003
36. What Shall I Do For The Land That Bred Me 1/3/2003
37. The Sea And The Skylark 1/3/2003
38. Ash-Boughs 1/3/2003
39. The Leaden Echo And The Golden Echo 1/3/2003
40. In Honour Of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez 1/13/2003

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

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

    Good to be reading and reacquainting with GM again!

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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 :)

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Best Poem of Gerard Manley Hopkins

God's Grandeur

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 not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
And wears man's smudge |&| shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went

Read the full of God's Grandeur


How lovely the elder brother’s
Life all laced in the other’s,
Lóve-laced!—what once I well
Witnessed; so fortune fell.
When Shrovetide, two years gone,
Our boys’ plays brought on
Part was picked for John,
Young Jóhn: then fear, then joy
Ran revel in the elder boy.

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