Gerard M. Hopkins’ Centennial: A Sonnet Sating Like Well Water Running Long and Cold

This is the Gerard Manley Hopkins Centennial. Here is sample of his work. A glorious exploration of sound and rhythm encased in a sonnet’s amber. So prescient to anticipate our post-modern acedia.

“Selfyeast of spirit a dull dough sours. I see
The lost are like this, and their scourge to be
As I am mine, their sweating selves; but worse.

From ‘I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day’
Gerard Manley Hopkins

Hopkins’ poem darknotday



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