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Easter
March 27, 2016, 9:02 am
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A poem for Easter.  More reflections from me soon.  In the meantime, enjoy yourself
Spring
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;
   The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush
   The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.

 

What is all this juice and all this joy?
   A strain of the earth’s sweet being in the beginning
In Eden garden. – Have, get, before it cloy,
   Before it cloud, Christ, lord, and sour with sinning,
Innocent mind and Mayday in girl and boy,
   Most, O maid’s child, thy choice and worthy the winning.
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One of my favourite Spring poems. So sensuous and lush…

Comment by The Solitary Walker

it’s wonderful – seemed just right for this morning

Comment by pilgrimpace

Love it.

Comment by ksam56

thanks Karin!

Comment by pilgrimpace




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