Posts tagged with ‘Gerard Manley Hopkins’

shook foil

I know why the phrase ‘like shining from shook foil’ is in my head — because I was putting some foil over a dish of coronation chicken. More peculiar is the other thing that’s been going around my head this morning: “Bush and Saddam sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G”. I think it’s unlikely that either […]

a poem

Today feels like a day for posting a poem. This one, by Hopkins, will have to do: I have desired to go Where springs not fail, To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail And a few lilies blow. And I have asked to be Where no storms come, Where the green swell is […]