Gerard Manley Hopkins

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

The Sea Took Pity - Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The sea took pity: it interposed with doom:
‘I have tall daughters dear that heed my hand:
Let Winter wed one, sow them in her womb,
And she shall child them on the New-world strand.’
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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