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Gerard Manley Hopkins

(28 July 1844 – 8 June 1889 / Stratford, Essex)

Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

1. Andromeda 1/3/2003
2. As Kingfishers Catch Fire 12/31/2002
3. Ash-Boughs 1/3/2003
4. At the Wedding-March 1/3/2003
5. Barnfloor and Winepress 11/25/2003
6. Binsey Poplars 1/3/2003
7. Brothers 1/3/2003
8. Carrion Comfort 12/31/2002
9. Cheery Beggar 1/3/2003
10. Duns Scotus's Oxford 12/31/2002
11. Easter Communion 11/25/2003
12. Epithalamion 1/3/2003
13. Felix Randal 12/31/2002
14. For a Picture of St. Dorothea 1/3/2003
15. God's Grandeur 12/31/2002
16. Heaven-Haven 1/3/2003
17. Henry Purcell 1/3/2003
18. Hope Holds to Christ 1/3/2003
19. I Wake And Feel The Fell Of Dark 12/31/2002
20. In Honour Of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez 1/13/2003

The Handsome Heart

at a Gracious Answer


‘But tell me, child, your choice; what shall I buy
You?’—‘Father, what you buy me I like best.’
With the sweetest air that said, still plied and pressed,
He swung to his first poised purport of reply.

What the heart is! which, like carriers let fly—

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