Gods grandeur questions and answers

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gods grandeur questions and answers

The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins by Gerard Manley Hopkins

136 years on and still one of the best poems ever.

Margaret, are you grieving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leaves like the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! as the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
By and by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
And yet you will weep and know why.
Now no matter, child, the name:
Sorrow’s springs are the same.
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.
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Poem:~ "God's Grandeur" by Gerard Manley Hopkins ~ read by Samuel West #bluedotmusic

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Post a Comment First of all, thank you for taking the time to read my blog. It's much appreciated! If you would like to leave a comment, please do, I'd love to hear what you think! However, comments are always reviewed and it may take some time to appear. Though Hopkins lived and wrote in the 19th century, he is one of the leaders the modernist movement in poetry. His poem too, were published in the 20th century, first by Bridges in and then by Charles William in Hopkins was influenced at oxford by john Henry Newman and he converted to Roman Catholicism in and became a Jesuit two years later.

This is a beautiful poem composed by GM Hopkins. In this poem, he praises the magnificence and glory of god in the world. The god is the protector of the nature.
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4 COMMENTS

  1. Stephane B. says:

    M Hopkins praises the magnificence and glory of God.

  2. Noel D. says:

    This sonnet is a protest against the crass materialism of the age.

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  4. Vallis H. says:

    Dwell on dreams and forget to live the life of bobby brown

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