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Gerard Manley Hopkins
Editor's Selection of Poems

The Starlight Night
Pied Beauty
Binsey Poplars - Felled 1879
Spring and Fall
The Caged Skylark
Carrion Comfort
Henry Purcell
As Kingfishers Catch Fire
The Bugler’s First Communion
Cheery Beggar
The Handsome Heart:
‘The child is father to the man’
That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of the Resurrection
Morning Midday and Evening Sacrifice
'Denis, whose motionable, alert, most vaulting wit'
Spelt from Sibyl’s Leaves
The Habit of Perfection
The Loss of the Eurydice
Felix Randal
To R. B.
‘The furl of fresh-leaved dogrose down’
At the Wedding March
Harry Ploughman
St. Alphonsus Rodriguez
Hope holds to Christ the mind’s own mirror out
The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo
For a Picture of St. Dorothea
The Windhover:
In the Valley of the Elwy
I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day
The May Magnificat
To his Watch
My own heart let me have more have pity on; let
No worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief
On the Portrait of Two Beautiful Young People
The Sea and the Skylark
Patience, hard thing! the hard thing but to pray
Repeat that, repeat
The sea took pity: it interposed with doom
The shepherd’s brow, fronting forked lightning, owns
The Candle Indoors
The Lantern out of Doors
Strike, churl; hurl, cheerless wind, then; heltering hail
Hurrahing in Harvest
The Woodlark
Thee, God, I come from, to thee go
Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend
The Silver Jubilee
The Wreck of the Deutschland
The times are nightfall, look, their light grows less
To him who ever thought with love of me
Tom’s Garland
To seem the stranger lies my lot, my life
Duns Scotus’s Oxford
To what serves Mortal Beauty?
What being in rank-old nature should earlier have that breath been
St. Winefred’s Well
What shall I do for the land that bred me
Penmaen Pool
The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe
God’s Grandeur
(The Soldier)

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