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Selected Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins


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Introduction by Bob Blaisdell Dedicatory Poem by Robert Bridges (1918) Preface by Gerard Manley Hopkins (c. 1883) Preface to Notes by Robert Bridges (1918) Early Poems 1864-1866 Note by Robert Bridges For a Picture of St. Dorothea Heaven-Haven The Habit of Perfection Poems 1876-1889 The Wreck of the Deutschland Penmaen Pool The Silver Jubilee God's Grandeur The Starlight Night Spring The Lantern out of Doors The Sea and the Skylark The Windhover Pied Beauty Hurrahing in Harvest The Caged Skylark In the Valley of the Elwy The Loss of the Eurydice The May Magnificat Binsey Poplars Duns Scotus's Oxford Henry Purcell Peace The Bugler's First Communion Morning Midday and Evening Sacrifice Andromeda The Candle Indoors The Handsome Heart At the Wedding March Felix Randal Brothers Spring and Fall Spelt from Sibyl's Leaves Inversnaid "As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame" Ribblesdale The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe To what serves Mortal Beauty? (The Soldier) (Carrion Comfort) "No worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief" Tom's Garland Harry Ploughman "To seem the stranger lies my lot, my life" "I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day" "Patience, hard thing! the hard thing but to pray" "My own heart let me have more have pity on; let" That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of the Resurrection St. Alphonsus Rodriguez "Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend" To R. B. Unfinished Poems & Fragments Summa "What being in rank-old nature should earlier have that breath been" On the Portrait of Two Beautiful Young People "The sea took pity: it interposed with doom" (Ash-boughs) "Hope holds to Christ the mind's own mirror out" St. Winefred's Well "What shall I do for the land that bred me" "The times are nightfall, look, their light grows less" Cheery Beggar "Denis, whose motionable, alert, most vaulting wit" "The furl of fresh-leaved dogrose down" The Woodlark Moonrise "Repeat that, repeat" On a piece of music "The child is father to the man" "The shepherd's brow, fronting forked lightning, owns" To his Watch "Strike, churl; hurl, cheerless wind, then; heltering hail" Epithalamion "Thee, God, I come from, to thee go" "To him who ever thought with love of me" List of Titles and First Lines

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Most of the poetry written by Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89) remained unpublished until decades after his death. Hopkins' innovative verse is widely regarded as a precursor to modernist poetry.

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