Gerard Manley Hopkins Poems In Musical Adaptations
 
Gerard Manley Hopkins Poems In Musical Adaptations
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Audio samples to play
     
1 Nature's Bonfire Play audio
2 I Wake And Feel The Fell Of Dark, Not Day Play audio
3 Pied Beauty Play audio
4 Spring Play audio
5 The Leaden Echo & The Golden Echo Play audio
6 Felix Randal Play audio
7 The Woodlark Play audio
8 The Wreck Of The Deutschland Play audio
9 The Alchemist (O'Leary) Play audio
 
© Sean O'Leary 2005-2014
 
  I AM all at once what Christ is, ' since he was what I am, and
This Jack, joke, poor potsherd, ' patch, matchwood, immortal diamond,
Is immortal diamond.
Cloud-puffball, torn tufts, tossed pillows ' flaunt forth, then chevy on an air-
built thoroughfare: heaven-roysterers, in gay-gangs ' they throng; they glitter in marches.
Down roughcast, down dazzling whitewash, ' wherever an elm arches,
Shivelights and shadowtackle in long ' lashes lace, lance, and pair.
Delightfully the bright wind boisterous ' ropes, wrestles, beats earth bare
Of yestertempest's creases; ' in pool and rut peel parches
Squandering ooze to squeezed ' dough, crust, dust; stanches, starches
Squadroned masks and manmarks ' treadmire toil there
Footfretted in it. Million-fueled, ' nature's bonfire burns on.
Nature's bonfire burns on. 
Gerard Manley Hopkins