WE PAVED PARADISE

This world then is word, expression, news of God. —Gerard Manley Hopkins May 3, 1866 Ashes are out, only tufted with their fringy blooms. Hedges springing richly. Elms in small leaf, with more or less opacity. White poplars most beautiful in small grey crisp spray-like leaf. Cowslips capriciously colouring meadows in creamy drifts. Bluebells, purple […]

ON HEARING THAT A FRIEND’S 13-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER HAD BEEN RAPED

Jan. 4, 1869 We have had wind and rain, so that floods are out, but in temperature the weather mild to an unusual degree.–The other evening after a very bright day,the air rinsed quite clear, there was a shalsh of glowing yolk-coloured sunset.–On the 1st frost day (which otherwise I do not remember for a […]