Gerard Manley Hopkins

Stratford, Essex
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Stratford, Essex
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Rating: 2.9
I have desired to go
Where springs not fail,
To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail,
And a few lilies blow.

And I have asked to be
Where no storms come,
Where the green swell is in the havens dumb,
And out of the swing of the sea.
Chinedu Dike 20 September 2019
Really a poignant rendition elegantly brought forth with spiritual insight................
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Maureen P 06 October 2018
I always believed this poem to be about a nun taking her vows. It moves me greatly. But then, I AM Irish.
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JA Marshall-Owens 28 March 2018
It is appallingly badly read by someone who has a tin ear - Hopkins deserves better.
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Val A. 25 December 2017
A sad poem. Simple yes, but carries the despair and the poet's depression. Verbs used 'desired' and 'asked' indicate a high level of low humour. The need to go to heaven. Sometimes simplicity illustrates genius.
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Thomas Vaughan Jones 02 April 2014
He is one of the great immortals, thats a given. But sometimes even the lordliest and grandest poet / writer can be at a loss for something to write. By nature we HAVE to write, so he doodles, scribbles and fiddles about searching for inspiration. We are all human and we've all done it. So, to be brutally honest, in this instant he has scrawled lines of bad grammar, with no lilt or assonance and the basic cliches of imagination. He would probably wish that he'd scrapped it if he were here today. I would have preferred it if he'd let it find it's own way to the litter bin.
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Biplab Singha 01 April 2014
Wow! what an imaginative world Created by you. Please don't go alone Let me take with along.
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Ramesh Rai 01 April 2014
Beautiful simple with full of bliss.
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Babatunde Aremu 01 April 2014
This is simply fantastic! I like it
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Alexandra Frausto 01 April 2012
i like's very nice.
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D.l. Aceves 01 April 2012
Woah, that April 1 thing is weird.
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