poet Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins

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It Was A Hard Thing To Undo This Knot

It was a hard thing to undo this knot.
The rainbow shines, but only in the thought
Of him that looks. Yet not in that alone,
For who makes rainbows by invention?
And many standing round a waterfall
See one bow each, yet not the same to all,
But each a hand's breadth further than the next.
The sun on falling waters writes the text
Which yet is in the eye or in the thought.
It was a hard thing to undo this knot.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 25, 2015

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  • sbez742 (7/2/2018 5:44:00 PM)

    If thats a journalled english poet online best not be quoted outright eh? mad, zo

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (2/27/2016 2:17:00 AM)

    Amazing imagery such as
    , The sun on falling waters write the text
    Which yet is in the eye or in the thought.
    Enjoyed the poem. Thanks for sharing.10 points.

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  • Lyn PaulLyn Paul (6/25/2015 8:39:00 AM)

    Amazing words with an answer at the end of each line, You just have to have the wisdom to find it.

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