Tag: Gerard Manley Hopkins

Literature

‘My own heart let me more have pity on’: A Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins

‘My own heart let me more have pity on; let / Me live to my sad self hereafter kind, / Charitable’: so begins this sonnet by one of the Victorian era’s most innovative poets, Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89). Written in the mid-1880s in Ireland, when Hopkins was suffering from depression, […]

Advertisements