Spring and Fall
by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Spring and Fall Death Quotes
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It is the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for. (14-15)
Oh, now we get it. Margaret's not mopey about a couple of leaves falling from a bunch of old trees. She's actually crying because she knows that, like the leaves, she's headed for the ground someday. Sure, it's not the most uplifting of life lessons, but hey, we've all gotta learn it eventually.