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By Gerard Manley Hopkins

ISBN-10: 1101490349

ISBN-13: 9781101490341

Toward 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.

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There were lots of other girls. Once she was standing by her locker and her puka shells broke and scattered and she made a joke about it but he could tell she was upset. He wanted to buy her some more. He wanted to give her a million strands of little nesting polished shells, and tropical flowers and ice creams and lemonades and a pale blue surfboard to teach her to surf on and anything else she wanted. Instead he let his checkered Vans step on one of the rolling shells and crush it. So now, who was he, just some guy who she hardly knew.

His body crouched ready to fly. He shone against the sun. Marina was watching from the sand. She had on a bikini with purple Hawaiian-looking flowers with long yellow stamens. She was eating an ice cream sandwich. She was always eating in those days, West remembered. Her mouth wrapping itself around sweet and creamy or hot and crunchy. She licked her lips and offered him some. He said he was cool. He stood there, trying not to get sand on her towel. She was burning on her shoulders. He wanted to offer to put lotion on her but he didn’t.

Rap rap rap. Something was troubling her? I thought, Here it comes. I thought, “Fear death by water. Those are pearls that were his eyes. ” She said, There’s someone who loves you too much. Too much. She shook her head and squinted through me. I was caving in, my guts collapsing; part of me felt so relieved. She said, You aren’t who you think you are. She said, I can tell you more. It’ll be fifty dollars. Do you have it? I can help you, tell you more. Fifty dollars. I got on my bike and rode as fast as I could.

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