This system of prosody was developed by the 19th-century English poet Gerard Manley Hopkins
. In sprung rhythm, a foot may be composed of from one to four syllables.
Natural theology, i.e., the belief that knowledge of God is best obtained not from revelation or scripture but rather from observation of the natural world, forms the subject of Hilary Fraser's "Aesthetics, Visuality and Feelings in the Natural Theology of Gerard Manley Hopkins
and Alice Meynell" in Form and Feeling in Modern Literature: Essays in Flonour of Barbara Hardy, ed.
A Benjamin Jowett B Gerard Manley Hopkins
C George Herbert D Robert Bridges 3.
A Gerard Manley Hopkins
B John Masefield C Arthur Hugh Clough D Robert Bridges 6.
Martin Dubois's fine, detailed, and extremely thoughtful study Gerard Manley Hopkins
and the Poetry of Religious Experience (Cambridge Univ.
One of its most famous students was the poet Gerald Manley Hopkins
(1844-1889, pictured above) who was there during 1874-77.
The book contains four pieces by Jones: a 1939 essay on Hitler, a 1968 essay on Gerard Manley Hopkins
, a 1938 letter to Neville Chamberlain, and a 1973 interview at Mabon Studios.
THERE have been few major English poets as concerned about the propriety of the act of writing as Gerard Manley Hopkins
. From the moment he decided to become a priest and a Jesuit, he was conscious of the demands of that vocation and that commitment, which he felt precluded him, from then on, from spending time on writing verse.
To wreak and to wreck differ again from to "reck", a word I frequently come across in the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins
. A deeply religious English producer of verse, Hopkins complains that, though mankind's "generations have trod, have trod, have trod", yet mankind refuses to "reck God's rod".
"of now done darkness I wretch lay wrestling ..." --Gerard Manley Hopkins
A composite narrative, The Hopkins Conundrum links the stories of present-day publican Tim Cleverly, businesswoman and Hopkins fan Chloe Benson, thriller writer Barry Brook, Jesuit priest and poet Gerard Manley Hopkins
, and five German nuns traveling aboard the Deutschland in 1875.
"As we have all denied him," the speaker ponders, we must ask if we love God--and if the answer is yes, then "we must rise up, set out to feed his lambs." Greg Miller's "Into the Wilderness" is a sharp lament about his "hilly heart," and the recognition of his "winding ways." The speaker recalls Gerard Manley Hopkins
' ode to wildness, as Miller concludes that his soul is "not yet exhausted, wondrously winding."