Not one of the poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 -1889) have been revealed throughout his lifetime. In 1939, W. H. Auden declared him to be a serious poet and that commendation has stood the check of time. Born into an English Anglican household, Hopkins grew to become a Catholic and was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1877. He was very taken with the sacramental precept whereby atypical objects and experiences can turn into an indication of the Divine. For Hopkins, consideration was a type of prayer and he skilled his senses on the pure world. The Creator spoke to him by creation.
Two phrases from his poetry say it effectively:
- “The world is charged with the grandeur of God
It’s going to flame out, like shining from shook foil.”
— “God’s Grandeur”
- “For Christ performs in ten thousand locations,
Beautiful in limbs, and beautiful in eyes not his
To the Father by the options of males’s faces.”
— “As Kingfishers Catch Hearth”
A tremendous biography of Hopkins by Robert Bernard Martin: Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Very Non-public Life
A set of poetry and different items by Hopkins: Hopkins: The Mystic Poets, together with the excerpt, Hopkins’s poem “That Nature Is a Heraclitean Hearth and of the Consolation of the Resurrection”
Rejoice Gerard Manley Hopkins’s birthday by giving your full consideration to an object close by or by taking a stroll in nature. Discover indicators of the Divine Presence and provides thanks in a method that’s most significant to you.