Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Quote of the Day (Gerard Manley Hopkins, on Winter and ‘A World Undone’)

“The times are nightfall, look, their light grows less;
The times are winter, watch, a world undone: 
They waste, they wither worse; they as they run 
Or bring more or more blazon man's distress. 
And I not help. Nor word now of success:      
All is from wreck, here, there, to rescue one—"—English Jesuit and poet Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), “The Times Are Nightfall, Look, Their Light Grows Less," in Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, edited by Robert Bridges (1918)

I took the image accompanying this post—of a snow-covered Overpeck Park near nightfall in Bergen County, NJ—in December 2020.

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