Juice and Joy

“What is all this juice and all this joy?” Gerard Manley Hopkins asks of Spring. And no sooner does he sing the push and fuss, the ballyhoo, of a sea sky blue slurred song of fresh thrushes than he announces the sound of a melancholy note, a bell of vespers, the turning of the promiseContinue reading “Juice and Joy”

Good Grief, Robert Duncan

Good Grief, Robert Duncan …tome views for the eye weary this failure of sound is song lost the sinking touch, just out of reach “grandeurs”? you want to speak of Hopkins? “the world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like theContinue reading “Good Grief, Robert Duncan”