#ASonnetADay – GUEST SONNET by Gerard Manley Hopkins – The Soldier

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  1. Spinmamma says:

    I hope you do some more of Gerard Manley Hopkins. I have a deep love for his poetry–it reveals such a beautiful mind and one who truly understands suffering. I would love to hear you read “Glory Be To God for Dappled Things,” “No Worst, There is None,’ or ” The Windhover.” “God’s Grandeur” Any of them really. And you read your choice beautifully. There is definitely a rhythm to his poetry in the reading of it out loud. I sometimes think of it as a syncopated rhythm. The beauty of the words themselves and the musical way they are arranged somehow inseparable from the meaning and feelings they invoke. Very visual Thank you.

  2. Ms. M-S says:

    The poem, the reading, thank you so much, Fr. Z! We always need these reminders, maybe more just now.

  3. Semper Gumby says:

    Thank you Fr. Z. Well said Spinmamma.

    A Happy Veterans Day to all. Thank you to Pres. Trump and First Lady for this:

    Trump Administration Grants Gold Star Families and Military Veterans Free Entrance to National Parks, Wildlife Refuges and Other Public Lands


    This is really good.

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