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Wednesday, May 24, 2006


My Man Hopkins

My poor students had to suffer through my infatuation with the dense poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. It is difficult stuff, but it sounds SO cool when you read it out loud. I even forced Carrion Comfort onto my bible class at First Baptist this past week. (I admit I was showing off for my friend John Poch who was visiting us for the day.)

Seems that my employer is suffering from Hopkins infatuation, too. Now I don't know any editors who might have influenced this radio message about Hopkins, but here's the beginning:

In one of his sonnets, Gerard Manley Hopkins writes about kingfishers. These birds catch fish he says. It's what they're made to do. . .
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