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cross-posted from: https://wolfballs.com/post/23869 > Im here for a while and then im gone/ > At the waters edge like a stone ready to be thrown / > I skip for a bit and then i sink/ > Admired for a moment and then forgotten / > The people i knew weren’t really my friends / > Acquaintances, sure, but ghosts in the end/ > As i fade away into obscurity and pain/ > All of my struggles and fights gave me no gains/ > But i am not done says ego and pride/ > Just a few more miles to complete this ride/ > The road will be bumpy and wild up for sure/ > But in the end you’ll be king so for now just endure/ > But what awaits me is nothing but a few more skips/ > Im sure to sink at the end this trip/ > At the waters edge like a stone to be thrown / > Im here for a while and then im gone

A selection of 10 of Them: https://interestingliterature.com/2015/10/the-best-gerard-manley-hopkins-poems-everyone-should-read/ > ‘God’s Grandeur‘ > The world is charged with the grandeur of God. > It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; > It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil > Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod? > Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; > And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; > And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil > Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod … > And for all this, nature is never spent; > There lives the dearest freshness deep down things; > And though the last lights off the black West went > Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs — > Because the Holy Ghost over the bent > World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings. Hopkins was Catholic. Commentary on poem: > Starting with the arresting image of the grandeur of God flaming out ‘like shook foil’, this sonnet is among Hopkins’s most widely anthologised. The poet complains that the modern world has lost its spiritual connection with God because we have become estranged from nature: now that we wear shoes, our feet don’t even truly feel the grass beneath our feet! Free Download / Book of Poems: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22403 LibriVox Public Domain Audio Readings Of Poems: https://archive.org/details/poemsgerardhopkins_2006_librivox edit: added last half of poem and formatting

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