Springtime Christ and the passion flower

25 Feb 2022 | Jesus Christ | 0 comments

Look at the stars! Look, look up at the skies!…

Look, look: a May-ness, like on orchard boughs!
Look! March-bloom, like on mealed-with-yellow sallows!
These are indeed the barn; withindoors house
The shocks. This piece-bright paling shuts the spouse
Christ home….

Gerald Manley Hopkins (1844-89), 1877.
(‘sallow’, willow tree; ‘shocks’, stacked corn-sheaves (usually 12).; ‘paling’, fencing.)


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