Gerard Manley Hopkins

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

Strike, Churl - Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Strike, churl; hurl, cheerless wind, then; heltering hail
May’s beauty massacre and wispèd wild clouds grow
Out on the giant air; tell Summer No,
Bid joy back, have at the harvest, keep Hope pale.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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