What a delicious poem this is. I could just eat it. The glorious, delight in sound is a true celebration of language, infused with divinity–dappled, pied, plotted, and pieced. As you can tell by now, I have drifted far from my original intention not to talk about the poems in the body of the post. They’re just too exciting.
So, this week our poet is Gerard Manley Hopkins. Hopkins was a Victorian poet and Jesuit priest, known for developing a poetic technique known as sprung rhythm, which sought to imitate the natural patterns of speech.
To hear a beautiful reading of the poem, please click HERE.
If you’re new to the blog, you might want to look at the first Mnemosyne Post to find out what this project is all about.
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