Thursday, January 29, 2009

Next Gerard Manley Hopkins Conference: March 2009

After a hiatus of one year, the Denver Hopkins Conference returns to Regis University this March 27 – 29.

The conference schedule is here while More information here, while the poet's collected works are reproduced here.

His vivid "Pied Beauty" is a favorite I've committed to memory:

GLORY be to God for dappled things—
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise him.

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