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barrymosk: I remember! He was ordained in the Church of Ireland, I believe, i.e., the Anglican Church—an Anglican version of Gerard Manley Hopkins, though a novelist and essayist rather than a poet (of course, we can argue that the best prose is like poetry in its precision, imagery, etc).

petergknight: Just discovered this entry in Gerard Manley Hopkins’ journal from 1868 that I wish I’d known about when I was writing my book “Glacier: Nature& Culture”! Show a Glacier to a poet, and see what they see.

alleshallbewele: This is a real long shot, but does anyone have a copy of 'Gerard Manley Hopkins and Tractarian Poetry' by Margaret Johnson that they would be willing to lend me for a week or two?

DeVincisPizza: It's that time again!

lawrence_wright: Steven Weinberg, the 1979 Nobel laureate for physics, died today. A delightful companion who loved theater, he could recite the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins by heart, and wrote profoundly about the mysteries of creation. He loved life and left it reluctantly. He’ll be missed.

Kulambq: "When the thing we freely fórfeit is kept with fonder a care, Fonder a care kept than we could have kept it, kept Far with fonder a care (and we, we should have lost it) finer, fonder A care kept. Where kept? Do but tell us where kept, where.– Yonder." ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins

jordan_welshy: If things had been normal then today would have been the day that I was going to travel to County Kildare in Ireland for the annual Gerard Manley Hopkins festival. One of kindest conferences I've attended and in 2018 was where I gave my first ever paper as a nervous MA student.

AndrewTRoycroft: As we drove home the stars came out thick: I leant back to look at them and my heart opening more than usual praised our Lord to and in whom all that beauty comes home. - Gerard Manley Hopkins

AndrewTRoycroft: If you feel like ending the day with a little bit of Gerard Manley Hopkins, here’s my attempt at capturing his ineffable ‘Pied Beauty’:

welfordwrites: Pied Beauty: a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins. One of Hopkins’s best-loved poems, it offers an excellent example of “sprung rhythm”. Click the link!

KiranLingayat11: "Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices." ― Gerard Manley Hopkins

LivUniPress: Gerard Manley Hopkins’s most famous poem, ‘The Windhover’, coined the word ‘sillion’, referring to the voluminous soil turned over by a plough that forms mounds alongside the furrows. Learn more about Hopkins with Daniel Brown’s introductory study:

ConceptOfDredd: My sister sent me this print for my birthday without realizing it was from my favorite print maker. So now Jack will join Saints Francis (de Sales and Assisi), St. Augustine, and Gerard Manley Hopkins in my office. Also: love that he looks like Picasso's Stravinsky portrait here.

welfordwrites: No Worst, There Is None, a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins. A look at a despair-ridden sonnet that the poet never intended to be read by anyone other than himself. Click the link!

MGregoryWriter: "I caught this morning morning's minion" Gerard Manley Hopkins

AD_Armond: I think we can all agree that Gerard Manley Hopkins' beard was a mistake, right?

AD_Armond: Fitting that Gerard Manley Hopkins is the poet we'll look at in Sunday forum this week, since he has the image that always comes to my mind when reading John 6. The Christ of the Father compassionate, the Giant Christ striding effortlessly across the seas of human misery

C19Beth: "What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet." - Gerard Manley Hopkins, "Inversaid"

paleoteny: my crossdressing husband doesn't understand gerard manley hopkins

poesispoesis: The glass-blue days are those When every color glows, Each shape and shadow shows. Blue be it… —Gerard Manley Hopkins

MariaWarrien: FREE BOOKS were fantastic guests! They always kept in touch before and during their stay. They were also very polite, tidy and quiet. Mortal Beauty, God's Grace: Major Poems and Spiritual Writings of Gerard Manley Hopkins (Vintage Spiritual Classics) by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

_drsang: Very warm in Devon this week - 31 in the valley of St Thomas yesterday ... 'Heat has come on now. The air is full of the sweet acid of the limes. The trees themselves are starrily tasselled with the blossom'. Gerard Manley Hopkins, July 9 1874, Surrey

thatPetrie: “There lives the dearest freshness deep down things.”—Gerard Manley Hopkins

DeVincisPizza: Typically I would have a P.O.E.T.S. Day post up for you on a Friday, but I just got killed. The 2 - 2:30 lull I take advantage of to write these things was less lull and more hurry the hell up. Next week. I promise. Gerard Manley Hopkins. That's the poetic big guns.

nickripatrazone: “Give beauty back, beauty, beauty, beauty, back to / God, beauty’s self and beauty’s giver.” — Gerard Manley Hopkins

KnulpTanner: Not, I'll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee ; Not untwist - slack they may be - these last strands of man In me or, most weary, cry I can no more. I can ; Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be. Gerard Manley Hopkins, Poèmes et Proses, éd. Points

poemtoday: Two poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins....

GardenGrowie: After-comers cannot guess the beauty been. Ten or twelve, only ten or twelve Strokes of havoc unselve The sweet especial scene, Rural scene, a rural scene, Sweet especial rural scene.

apozoverde: “Art and its fame do not really matter, spiritually they are nothing, virtue is the only good.” —Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. (1844-1899), “The Principle or Foundation,” A Hopkins Reader, p. 257.

poemtoday: Heaven Haven I have desired to go Where springs not fail, To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail And a few lilies blow.   And I have asked to be Where no storms come, Where the green swell in the havens dumb, And out of the swing of the sea.   Gerard Manley Hopkins

eurolifewriting: The Self in Verse. Has autobiographical poetry been ignored in life-writing studies? Explore leading scholars' analyses of the poetry of Jan Wagner, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Yahya Hassan, Sylvia Plath and more:

SaintThomMore: The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. ... Fr Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ

MessyPyle: Having one of those days where all I want to do is throw my phone into Niagara Falls and then go read Gerard Manley Hopkins in the park.

ipreferthebook: Earnest, earthless, equal, attuneable, ' vaulty, voluminous, . . . stupendous Evening strains to be time’s vást, ' womb-of-all, home-of-all, hearse-of-all night. Gerard Manley Hopkins Spelt from Sibyl's Leaves

rometostandrews: A propos of nothing in particular - Gerard Manley Hopkins on disappointment and its remedies Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend With thee; but, sir, so what I plead is just. Why do sinners’ ways prosper? and why must Disappointment all I endeavour end?

MarksonQuotes: Gerard Manley Hopkins died of typhoid fever in 1889. One of his brothers would live into the 1950s.

intercablebot: We now return to Gerard Manley Hopkins writing modern poetry in the next instalment in the experimental student film, 'The Simulation XX: Corn Flakes'

Kulambq: St. Mary the Virgin, Finedon, a resting place of a Victorian poet Digby M. Dolben. He was Robert Bridges' cousin and Gerard Manley Hopkins' friend. Death marked him for her own on 28 June 1867. He died trying to save a ten-year-old boy from drowning in the River Welland.

apozoverde: “[Creation] is like a garden, a field [God] sows: what should it bear him? praise, reverence, and service; it should yield him glory. It is an estate he farms: what should it bring him in? Praise, reverence, and service; it should repay him glory.” —Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.

mathyouerickson: Here is Gerard Manley Hopkins' "Pied Beauty" as part of the "Poetry for Ordinary Time" series

PatchLimb: ‘Quote of the Day’: a sonnet “High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing In his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing,     As a skate's heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and gliding     Rebuffed the big wind” - from ‘The Windhover’, Gerard Manley Hopkins

presoutlook: “The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will shine out, like shining from shook foil.” – Gerard Manley Hopkins

kd_enthusiast: Look at the stars! Look, look up at the skies! Oh look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air! The bright boroughs, the circle-citadels there!” – Gerard Manley Hopkins KODREA ON FYEPOPCINEMA

FrSteveS: God is good, true, and beautiful. Therefore, God’s world - and his children - have the innate capacity to reflect his image and manifest his presence. In the words of the poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins: “The world is charged with the grandeur of God.”

TrainingMindful: “Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices.” ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins

barnaby99: I think a lot about Gerard Manley Hopkins, a man forever trapped between passion and piety, who also lived in agonizing isolation for so long, always torn, always alone. There are so many of us trapped between identities, stranger to all lands, no place to properly call home.

3forwardslashes: chuck wendig's tweets are so densely-packed and strangely rhythmic with their cringe, he's like the hell version of gerard manley hopkins

whmono: When a nature break during your Sunday spin reminds you of Leaving Cert. poetry… “When weeds in wheels shoot long and lovely and lush” (Gerard Manley Hopkins)

Shermanicus: Thee, God, I come from, to thee go, All day long I like fountain flow From thy hand out, swayed about Mote-like in thy mighty glow. — Gerard Manley Hopkins

derchadmeister: Not me reading the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins only to find he was a closeted Victorian era gay who got way into asceticism as a way to deal with his self-hatred and became a Jesuit priest to cope. Y'know, couldn't be me.

PaulVermeersch: I don't think calling Gerard Manley Hopkins "G-Ho" is going to catch on.

JamesMartinSJ: As Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ, wrote, "For Christ plays in ten thousand places, Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his."

isidro_li: Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed What heart heard of, ghost guessed: It is the blight man was born for, It is Margaret you mourn for. — Gerard Manley Hopkins

RadioSpada: Gerard Manley Hopkins: Jesuit and genius of poetry ☀☀☀

Charles_Musto: I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day. What hours, O what black hours we have spent This night! what sights you, heart, saw, ways you went! And more must, in yet longer light's delay. (Gerard Manley Hopkins)

imaginativecons: “As Kingfishers Catch Fire” (poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins)

WinstonElliott3: “As Kingfishers Catch Fire” (poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins)

KTynot: "You with your fresh thoughts care for, can you?" Spring and Fall: To a Young Child ~Gerard Manley Hopkins

MayoArtsOffice: Gerard Manley Hopkins: Lectures and Poetry Reading -FREE VIRTUAL ONLINE FESTIVAL -Saturday 24th July 2021. To receive your invitation visit

yellowgina23: 2 of 5 stars to As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Gerard Manley Hopkins

welfordwrites: The originality of Gerard Manley Hopkins. The English poet, who wrote only for himself, had a very unusual writing style. Click the link!

egoistokur: Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins | Poetry Foundation

_arrus: Gerard Manley Hopkins - The Wreck of Deutschland

RafaellaMarcus: Logging on to say that I think Gerard Manley Hopkins is the shit

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alineofcarols: oh oh oh The Odyssey. Turn of the Screw. The Daughter of Time. for poetry: Donne, Frost, Wordsworth, Hardy, Sassoon and Owen, (in a packet of WWI poetry), Gerard Manley Hopkins

pythonrocksnake: I feel like this list needs a poet (I mean, besides Virgil and Berry…) so I’m going to add: Gerard Manley Hopkins

chasembowers: “The world is charged with the grandeur of God.” -Gerard Manley Hopkins

McalisterAndrew: Many of us share your high regard for Gerard Manley Hopkins.

JeffreyRothsch3: About Gerard Manley Hopkins | Academy of American Poets

JeffreyRothsch3: The Sea and the Skylark by Gerard Manley Hopkins - Poems |

P_G_Anderson: Gerard Manley Hopkins' poetry is so clearly the work of a beautiful mystic. This is glorious, on our Lady. As ever, I wonder at his ministry among the Irish Catholics of Victorian Everton. But the more I consider it, their devotion to Mary and the Mass were richly Worldmothering.

onsikamel: After Scotus, Gerard Manley Hopkins is the best case for Scotism. As an aside, it’s amusing that perhaps the most famous Scotist in the past few hundred years, and one of the top poets in the same time span, is also among the most “enchanted/sacramental” of poets.

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chwoodiwiss: What would the world be, once bereft of wet and of wildness? Let them be left - oh, let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet! - Gerard Manley Hopkins // Fredericksburg, TX

sjtrigueros: "I am gall, I am heartburn. God's most deep decree / Bitter would have me taste: my taste was me". (Gerard Manley Hopkins)

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MatthewBecklo: The world is charged with the grandeur of God. —Gerard Manley Hopkins

AhmedHTajik: "Glory be to God for dappled things..." Gerard Manley Hopkins

TheCarceri: PIED BEAUTY – Gerard Manley Hopkins Glory be to God for dappled things – For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles in all stipple upon the trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches wings; Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, plough...

Stylisticienne: All things rising, all things sizing Mary sees, sympathising With that world of good, Nature’s motherhood. Their magnifying of each its kind With delight calls to mind How she did in her stored Magnify the Lord. Gerard Manley Hopkins, 'May Magnificat'

seanehewitt: A happy birthday to my love Gerard Manley Hopkins. This unfinished poem, “Moonrise”, is better than most finished poems could ever hope to be.

PaulTritschler: A kestrel silhouetted against a grey sky hovers majestically above the burial mounds at Sutton Hoo. Enter Gerard Manley Hopkins — I caught this morning morning's minion, king- dom of daylight's dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding.

MetaphorMagnet: Anxious poets like Gerard Manley Hopkins put me in mind of investors: they're as anxious as novice teachers

doom_delrey: Gerard Manley Hopkins I would marry you even though you’re a weirdo Christian

austinaldenlam: On CTU, seeing a patient with a longer stay, and sharing a different poem every week, including WH Auden, Emily Dickinson, and today, Gerard Manley Hopkins' "As Kingfishers Catch Fire". Thoroughly enjoy our bedside poetry readings together. Next up: Dylan Thomas' Prologue.

daxlucas: The world is charged with the grandeur of God. – Gerard Manley Hopkins

houseofprayerem: Join Christopher Chapman (Saturday 26 June, Zoom, 10am-4pm) to explore the part struggle plays within our growth and our experience of God, with insights from the writings of John of the Cross, Julian of Norwich, George Herbert and Gerard Manley Hopkins.

IrishLitTimes: Colum McCann: Why I love Dylan Thomas, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Willy Wonka

jlorts: Nothing is so beautiful as Spring— When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing... --Gerard Manley Hopkins

pauljimerson: Spring by Gerard Manley Hopkins Nothing is so beautiful as Spring— When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;...

welfordwrites: Pied Beauty: a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins. One of Hopkins’s best-loved poems, it offers an excellent example of “sprung rhythm”. Click the link!

TrainingMindful: “Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices.” ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins

JustusMeek: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Robert Frost, Wendell Berry, Marilynne Robinson, Forothy Sayers, William Shakespeare, Dante Alighieri, etc.

welfordwrites: No Worst, There Is None, a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins. A look at a despair-ridden sonnet that the poet never intended to be read by anyone other than himself. Click the link!

JesuitsBritain: Let him easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us, be a crimson-cresseted east… Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ – The Wreck of the Deutschland

StStephenEC4N: Join us for Choral Classics which this week explores music inspired by the poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Watch in full at the link below. Join us in church for Choral Classics Live every Thursday at 12.15pm until 24th June.

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jenniepryan: Brilliant article. He talks about his first love of poetry, specifically Gerard Manley Hopkins, and how symbolism in writing sparked his interest in neuroscience.

DearbhlaAine: The Butterfly Isles by Patrick Barkham Beyond Words by Carl Safina My Family & Other Animals by Gerald Durrell Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins The Diversity of Life by Edward O. Wilson The Cultural Life of Whales & Dolphins by Hal Whitehead & Luke Rendell The Chronicles of Narnia



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