Tag: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Symphonic: this is the best way I can describe Laudato Si, the encyclical released by the Vatican yesterday. The structure and style of prose expression make this one of the most engaging Church texts (from my perspective, at least), promulgated in my lifetime. I don’t make a habit of reading encyclicals on the day of their release, but in this case, I made an … Read More Poetic prelude to Laudato Si
(National Poetry Month, Day 22) A special treat for Earth Day: 2 poems! Let’s take a look at two poems that explore the same ideas, but from decidedly different perspectives. The World Is Too Much With Us by William Wordsworth The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;— Little we see in Nature that … Read More What does your poem choice say about your view of the earth?