By Gerard Manley Hopkins
ISBN-13: 9781101490341Toward Dylan Thomas than Matthew Arnold in his 'creative violence' and insistence at the sound of poetry, Gerard Manley Hopkins was once no staid, traditional Victorian. On getting into the Society of Jesus on the age of twenty-four, he burnt all his poetry and 'resolved to write down not more, as now not belonging to my occupation, except via the needs of my superiors'. The poems, letters and magazine entries chosen for this variation have been written within the following 20 years of his existence, and released posthumously in 1918. His verse is wrought from the inventive tensions and paradoxes of a poet-priest who desired to evoke the religious essence of nature sensuously, and to speak this revelation in normal language and speech-rhythms whereas utilizing condensed, leading edge diction and the entire abilities of poetic artifice. excessive, very important, person, his writing is the 'terrible crystal' wherein the soul, the inscape, the character of items, should be illuminated.