Gerard Manley Hopkins was a renowned Victorian poet, one of the best of his time. His poetry, however, was too “out there” for the tastes of the era and did not see publication until after his death. Converting from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism, Hopkins lost connection to his family and burned his creative works in exchange for priesthood. As a result, he did not write again until many years later.
Hopkins’s friend Robert Bridges is credited with the collection and edits of later-written poems. The volume is simply known as Poems.
Kingdom Winds presents”Spring,” a Hopkins poem inspired by the notion that springtime, in all its fresh glory, is a small glimpse of what the Garden of Eden was like before the infiltration of sin. Flowers bloom and God’s creatures soak in the rich season as every boy and girl experience new life.
Please enjoy the poem below!