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Spring

Spring

by Gerard Manley Hopkins

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Websites

The Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation provides a biography of Hopkins, a good selection of poems, and suggestions for further scholarly reading.

Victorian Web

A fantastic site with tons of scholarly information on Hopkins's life, religion, the social history of his times, and much more.

Poets.org

A short biography on Hopkins, and many of his best-known poems.

Audio

Tired of reading? Try listening!

Audio recordings of thirty-three poems by Hopkins, including "Spring."

"it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing"

Listen to a recording the of thrush's song.

Images

Hopkins, By Hopkins

A sketch that Hopkins drew of himself.

Hopkins's Handwriting

A handwritten letter by Hopkins

Historical Documents

"The Ecstasy of Gerard Manley Hopkins"

A New York Times article on Hopkins's life and poetry.

Sprung Rhythm

An excerpt from a letter written by Hopkins, discussing sprung rhythm.

Books

Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Life
A new biography, written by Paul Mariani.
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