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As Kingfishers Catch Fire
As Kingfishers Catch Fire | Gerard Manley Hopkins
10 posts | 10 read | 3 to read
Considered unpublishable in his lifetime, the Victorian priest's groundbreaking, experimental verse on nature's glory and despair.
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Naz786
As Kingfishers Catch Fire | Gerard Manley Hopkins
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Mehso-so

🌟🌟🌟/5

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TCLinrow
As Kingfishers Catch Fire | Gerard Manley Hopkins
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Mehso-so

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 😊💙

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tiarabooks
As Kingfishers Catch Fire | Gerard Manley Hopkins
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Poetry book by Gerard Manley Hopkins. I collect this Penguin Black Classics, currently owning book 01 - 07. Anyone else collect it? 😄

minkyb I have gifted a few. They are so reasonably priced. 2y
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Brie
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Panpan

My 2nd time attempting this poetry collection, and I just don't enjoy reading it, silently or aloud.

AmyG So, this picture was the best part of this book. ;) 2y
Brie @AmyG Ha, yeah it is a pretty picture. I found it online while searching for the book. 2y
Suet624 Gorgeous photo. 2y
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Brie
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Bailedbailed

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.

LectricSheep Did you try reading it out loud? That makes all the difference for me with Hopkins. 😁 3y
Brie @LectricSheep I did not, though that idea briefly flashed through my mind. Thanks for the suggestion, I might go back and try that trick in the future since there really were some nice lines. 3y
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smccallum
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Pickpick

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

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smccallum
As Kingfishers Catch Fire | Gerard Manley Hopkins
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Onto the next little black classic!

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Whatshereadnext
As Kingfishers Catch Fire | Gerard Manley Hopkins
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Bailedbailed

Second little black book read...a collection of poems mostly written about nature. Sorry Mr Hopkins but your style is not for me. Had to skim through a lot of this one 👎🏼

Twocougs I had the same feeling about that. 3y
Whatshereadnext I rarely bail on books but I was yawning through this one! 3y
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Twocougs
As Kingfishers Catch Fire | Gerard Manley Hopkins
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Bailedbailed

I so wanted to like this but I just couldn't. Oh well...

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Inkpaperblott
As Kingfishers Catch Fire | Gerard Manley Hopkins
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Bailedbailed

Sorry Mr Hopkins but your book bored me to death. The poems were hard to understand and the religious angle wasn't really my thing. Meanwhile the second half's musings on plant life was somehow worse.