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8 minutes | May 25, 2019
14 | The May Magnificat
Ever the naturalist and supernaturalist, Hopkins considers how the month of May is seasonally suited to the New Mother of All the Living.
8 minutes | May 14, 2019
13 | The Bugler's First Communion
It does Hopkins, and all of us, good to behold the Eucharistic Lord Whose Presence feeds the devotion and ideals of young people.
14 minutes | May 5, 2019
12 | The Blessed Virgin Compared to the Air We Breathe
As air conveys the light, and every sound and sight, so Mary conveys the palatable, eternal Son
11 minutes | Apr 30, 2019
Just the Poems, Volume the First
For those who want to be spared the substandard commentary, here are the recitations of the first 10 poems considered in the podcast.
7 minutes | Apr 27, 2019
10 | That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire...
I am all at once what Christ is, since He was what I am...immortal diamond.
6 minutes | Apr 20, 2019
9 | The Windhover
Hopkins is seized by a bird in flight, therein perceiving the beauteous, victorious Christ.
4 minutes | Apr 13, 2019
8 | “Myself Unholy”
Look within, yes, but look to Christ.
7 minutes | Apr 7, 2019
7 | “My Own Heart Let Me More Have Pity On”
For Jack’s sake, give yourself a break—and try not to think too much about it!
11 minutes | Mar 31, 2019
5 | “Morning, Midday, and Evening Sacrifice”
The poetic amplification of, “Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em,” this work exhorts us to make liturgy of our life.
8 minutes | Mar 30, 2019
6 | “God’s Grandeur”
“Nature is never spent”: In this poem Hopkins acknowledges divine sovereignty over industrialization.
5 minutes | Mar 16, 2019
4 | Felix Randal
Hopkins elegizes a blacksmith, reflecting on the changes in the man’s life and on the pastoral care relationship they had forged.
9 minutes | Mar 9, 2019
3 | ‘Justus Quidem Tu Es’
Another of Hopkins' "Sonnets of Desolation," reflecting on how futility exists alongside fertility.
3 minutes | Mar 3, 2019
2 | “To Seem the Stranger”
Recitation of, and reflection upon, one of Hopkins’ so-called “Sonnets of Desolation.”
6 minutes | Feb 23, 2019
1 | 'As Kingfishers Catch Fire'
As good a poem as any to commence this journey into the works of G. M. Hopkins.
3 minutes | Feb 22, 2019
0 | Preliminaries
In which I proffer my project of presenting the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins.
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