View Single Post
Old 01-10-2008, 03:32 AM   #26
Pixie Cherries
I can benchpress 300 oz.
Pixie Cherries's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 281

The Windhover

by Gerard Manley Hopkins

To Christ our Lord

I caught this morning morning’s minion, king-
.....dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding
.....Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding
High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing
In his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing,
.....As a skate’s heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and gliding
.....Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding
Stirred for a bird, —the achieve of, the mastery of the thing!

Brute beauty and valour and act, oh, air, pride, plume, here
.....Buckle! AND the fire that breaks from thee then, a billion
Times told lovelier, more dangerous, O my chevalier!
.....No wonder of it: shéer plód makes plough down sillion
Shine, and blue-bleak embers, ah my dear,
.....Fall, gall themselves, and gash gold-vermilion.

You can find it here:
Just another out of work flea circus coreographer.
"Love act of endless forgiveness."

Last edited by Pixie Cherries : 01-10-2008 at 03:43 AM.
Pixie Cherries is offline   Reply With Quote