Synopses & Reviews
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) was a Jesuit priest whose poetry combined an awareness of material sensuousness with the asceticism of religious devotion. His collected poems, published posthumously in 1918, exercised a profound influence on modern poetry. This volume features all of Hopkins's mature work, offering a sampler of the poet's striking originality, intellectual depth, and perceptive vision.
Featured works include his well-known elegy, "The Wreck of the Deutschland," "God's Grandeur," "Hurrahing in Harvest," "The Windhover," "Pied Beauty," and "Carrion Comfort." Additional verses include "The Caged Skylark," "The Bugler's First Communion," "The Starlight Night," "The Silver Jubilee," "Henry Purcell," "Andromeda," and others.
Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins created verse that combined his awareness of material sensuousness with the asceticism of religious devotion. His collected poems, published posthumously in 1918, exercised a profound influence on modern poetry. This volume features all of his mature work, including "The Wreck of the Deutschland," "God's Grandeur" and "Hurrahing in Harvest."
Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins created verse that combined material sensuousness with asceticism. This anthology features all of his mature work, including the well-known elegy, "The Wreck of the Deutschland."
About the Author
Most of the poetry written by Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89) remained unpublished until decades after his death.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.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Bob BlaisdellDedicatory Poem by Robert Bridges (1918)Preface by Gerard Manley Hopkins (c. 1883)Preface to Notes by Robert Bridges (1918) Early Poems 1864-1866Note by Robert Bridges For a Picture of St. DorotheaHeavenHavenThe Habit of Perfection Poems 18761889 The Wreck of the DeutschlandPenmaen PoolThe Silver JubileeGods GrandeurThe Starlight NightSpringThe Lantern out of DoorsThe Sea and the SkylarkThe WindhoverPied BeautyHurrahing in HarvestThe Caged SkylarkIn the Valley of the ElwyThe Loss of the EurydiceThe May MagnificatBinsey PoplarsDuns Scotuss OxfordHenry PurcellPeaceThe Buglers First CommunionMorning Midday and Evening SacrificeAndromedaThe Candle IndoorsThe Handsome HeartAt the Wedding MarchFelix RandalBrothersSpring and FallSpelt from Sibyls LeavesInversnaidAs kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies dráw fláme”RibblesdaleThe Leaden Echo and the Golden EchoThe Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we BreatheTo what serves Mortal Beauty?(The Soldier)(Carrion Comfort)No worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief”Toms GarlandHarry PloughmanTo 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 ResurrectionSt. Alphonsus RodriguezThou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend”To R. B. Unfinished Poems & Fragments SummaWhat being in rank-old nature should earlier have that breath been”On the Portrait of Two Beautiful Young PeopleThe sea took pity: it interposed with doom”(Ash-boughs)"Hope holds to Christ the minds own mirror out”St. Winefreds WellWhat shall I do for the land that bred me”The times are nightfall, look, their light grows less”Cheery BeggarDenis, whose motionable, alert, most vaulting wit”The furl of fresh-leaved dogrose down”The WoodlarkMoonriseRepeat that, repeat”On a piece of musicThe child is father to the man”The shepherds brow, fronting forked lightning, owns”To his WatchStrike, churl; hurl, cheerless wind, then; heltering hail”EpithalamionThee, God, I come from, to thee go”To him who ever thought with love of me”List of Titles and First Lines