Spring, Gerard Manley Hopkins
1. Nothing is so beautiful as Spring –
2. When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
3. Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
4. Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
5. The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
6. The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush
7. The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
8. With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.
9. What is all this juice and all this joy?
10. A strain of the earth’s sweet being in the beginning
11. In Eden garden. – Have, get, before it cloy,
12. Before it cloud, Christ, lord, and sour with sinning,
13. Innocent mind and Mayday in girl and boy,
14. Most, O maid’s child, thy choice and worthy the winning.
Hopkins, Gerard Manley. "Spring." 1918. Web. 12 July 2016.
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