Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Discovery …

… Priceless trove of poems by English writer Gerard Manley Hopkins is discovered | Daily Mail Online. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The librarian who showed me the treasure said that merely to open it made her go weak at the knees. It had the same effect on me. Indeed, when I opened it and turned its pages, I found tears coursing down my cheeks. All these poems were written in obscurity, and without any hope of being published. Yet they are among the most magnificent things written in English.

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