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Spring and Fall: a Poem on Aging (Weekly Poem)

Today’s poem invites us to consider the beauty and agony of aging and uses seasonal imagery to trace the passing of time.

Spring and Fall

By Gerard Manley Hopkins

to a young child [Read more…]

The Blessed Virgin Compared to the Air We Breathe (Weekly Poem)

Welcome to Verbum’s new series on sacred poetry. Each week for the next several months, we’re featuring entries from respected poets on divine subjects.

Today’s poem is “The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe.” It’s a longer poem, but a beautiful reflection on Mary the mother of Jesus, one that rewards in the reading.   [Read more…]

God’s Grandeur, by Gerard Manley Hopkins (Sacred Poem of the Week)

Welcome to Verbum’s new series on sacred poetry. Each week for the next several months, we’re featuring entries from respected poets on divine subjects.

We’ll begin by looking at a poem from Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889). [Read more…]

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