"i ama silver shockdim light moverwith an echoyes, a pool of dream-quickcome hitherto my sidesweet soulsi am eager to give"The above passage reminds me of how Gerard Manley Hopkins writes. To appreciate Hopkins, you must read him out loud.Years ago I read a critical analysis (I don't like that word "analysis"--it reminds me of the saying: "before you can study a frog, you have to kill it first.") of Gerard Manley Hopkins' work--it was book-length. The writer of this book said that Hopkins' poem "The Wreck of the Deutschland" is the most complete poem in the English language. Wow.Isaak Walton wrote a book "The Compleat Angler." Someone should write a book "The Compleat Hitchhiker." I might read it. (I think I am getting off base here)I love this poem. You are a gift from God.We who abide in Christ are called to be broken bread and poured-out wine for those who hunger and thirst for God.
Thank you... thank you thank you thank you!I do abide in Christ. I love Christ so much. Christ is the Way, the Light, all of these things, that is why God brought me to Him.However, I also believe that there have been others, and that God has provided for all of his peoples, especially before global communication. God wouldn't abandon any of his creations.I will add Gerard Hopkins to my reading list. I have a book on the shelf by George Elliot. Have you ever read him? I accidentally picked him up thinking it was T. S. Eliot, and now I'm not so certain if I want to read him....
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