Gerard Manley Hopkins

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

Cheery Beggar - Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Beyond Mágdalen and by the Bridge, on a place called there the Plain,
In Summer, in a burst of summertime
Following falls and falls of rain,
When the air was sweet-and-sour of the flown fineflower of
Those goldnails and their gaylinks that hang along a lime;
. . . . . . . .
The motion of that man’s heart is fine
Whom want could not make píne, píne
That struggling should not sear him, a gift should cheer him
Like that poor pocket of pence, poor pence of mine.
. . . . . . . .


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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