Category Archives: Hopkins (Gerard Manley)

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Gerard Manley Hopkins tells us how to access the god within ourselves.

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Why Literary Suffering Made Plato Nervous

Plato worried that Greek tragedy causes us to act irrationally.

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A Poem for Every Playoff Team

Sports Saturday For the football games this weekend, I found a passage from a poem or passage from a poem that pertains to the name of each team. Enjoy. Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers The high-flying Atlanta Falcons boast, among other things, the incomparable receiver Roddy White, who soars skyward to pull down passes. […]

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A Harvest Love Poem to God

Spiritual Sunday Here is a harvest poem that moves quickly from an actual harvest (in the first line) to a heavenly one. The clouds are like sacks of grain, their meal drifting across the skies, and we can gaze upward and glean them with our eyes. As Gerald Manley Hopkins sees it, God reveals himself […]

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Christian Nazis Seeking to Be Cleansed

I learned this past summer how, following the Holocaust, a number of former Nazis were able to embrace Christianity without their churches expecting them to repent. It sounds as though some of these men were able to feel cleansed of their sins without doing much in the way of serious soul searching. The issue raises […]

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Poetry for Mourning Michael Jackson

I am one of those strange people who has lived much of his life without a television, so I was unaware of the phenomenon of Michael Jackson for much of my life. But my family acquired a television in 1991, and even though Jackson was no longer in his glory years, his music videos still […]

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