There were some really charming poems in this book that I really enjoyed, but there were also a few overly convoluted poems that I couldn't appreciate the way I wanted to. Over all quite an enjoyable read, but I'm glad it wasn't longer 😊💙
I thought I could make it through this book of poetry because it was short, but no. A few lines about nature were beautiful. I recognize the pioneering stylistic choices of Hopkins, but his religious poetry is just not for me.
I'm not sold on the entirety of this collection but some of it is so so stunning, especially some of the sonnets and the journal entries later on. I think I will revisit the poems to see if they grow on me as his style took some getting used to but in the end I enjoyed this a lot