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Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins


Moonrise


I awoke in the Midsummer not to call night, in the white and the walk of the morning:
The moon, dwindled and thinned to the fringe of a finger-nail held to the candle,
Or paring of paradisaical fruit, lovely in waning but lustreless,
Stepped from the stool, drew back from the barrow, of dark Maenefa the mountain;

A cusp still clasped him, a fluke yet fanged him, entangled him, not quite utterly.
This was the prized, the desirable sight, unsought, presented so easily,
Parted me leaf and leaf, divided me, eyelid and eyelid of slumber.



Gerard Manley Hopkins


Gerard Manley Hopkins's other poems:
  1. Harry Ploughman
  2. Ribblesdale
  3. Repeat That, Repeat
  4. Barnfloor and Winepress
  5. Tom's Garland


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Hilda Doolittle Moonrise ("Will you glimmer on the sea?")
  • Ernest Jones Moonrise ("WHAT stands upon the Highland?")

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