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A blog formerly known as Bookishness

By Charles Matthews

Friday, April 30, 2010

Poem of the Day: Gerard Manley Hopkins

Spring and Fall 
TO A YOUNG CHILD

Márgarét, áre you grieving 
Over Goldengrove unleaving? 
Leáves, like the things of man, you 
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you? 
Áh! ás the heart grows older 
It will come to such sights colder 
By and by, nor spare a sigh 
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie; 
And yet you will weep and know why. 
Now no matter, child, the name: 
Sórrow's springs áre the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed 
What heart heard of, ghost guessed: 
It is the blight man was born for, 
It is Margaret you mourn for.