Gerald Manley Hopkins

A Quote by Gerald Manley Hopkins on confusion, parentage, growth, symetry, and origin

‘THE CHILD is father to the man.’   
How can he be? The words are wild.   
Suck any sense from that who can:   
‘The child is father to the man.’   
No; what the poet did write ran,
‘The man is father to the child.’   
‘The child is father to the man!’   
How can he be? The words are wild.

Gerald Manley Hopkins

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A Quote by Gerald Manley Hopkins on beutiy, life, flaws, flavor, change, creation, and praise

Glory be to God for dappled things—    
  For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;    
    For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;    
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;    
  Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
    And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.    
 
All things counter, original, spare, strange;    
  Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)    
    With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;    
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
                  Praise him.

Gerald Manley Hopkins

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A Quote by Gerald Manley Hopkins on beauty

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I do not think I have ever seen anything more beautiful than the bluebell I have been looking at. I know the beauty of our Lord by it.

Gerald Manley Hopkins

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