© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Spring and Fall

Spring and Fall


by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Spring and Fall Death Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Line)

Quote #4

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.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...