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Brute beauty

The Windhover, by Gerard Manley Hopkins To Christ our Lord I caught this morning morning’s minion, king- dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding High there, how he … Continue reading

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Moment of poetry

Since May is consecrated to Our Lady, and since the final vestiges of winter seem to have receded, I thought it’d be pleasant and fitting to post Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem, “The May Magnificat.” May is Mary’s month, and I … Continue reading

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Memorizing poetry

One thing Patrick Leigh Fermor’s work has done is to remind me of my project to memorize some of the poems that have stuck with me over time. In addition to indicating a poetic repertoire that puts much of modern … Continue reading

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