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Andromeda

Rating: 2.7

Now Time’s Andromeda on this rock rude,
With not her either beauty’s equal or
Her injury’s, looks off by both horns of shore,
Her flower, her piece of being, doomed dragon’s food.
Time past she has been attempted and pursued
By many blows and banes; but now hears roar
A wilder beast from West than all were, more
Rife in her wrongs, more lawless, and more lewd.

Her Perseus linger and leave her tó her extremes?—

Pillowy air he treads a time and hangs
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Mary Thomas 15 August 2018

Gerard Manley Hopkins using subtle crystal clear images and words weaves a picture of the maiden overwrought with grief. There is an inner strain of sadness and tragedy that rises to the surface and is revealed in a very poignant way in the poem.

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Stan Petrovich 14 December 2012

This is one of my 10 fav poems of all time. He did it right. Right on, GMH!

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