Tag Archives: Gerard Manley Hopkins

Falling Upward

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr My rating: 4 of 5 stars Any book that quotes Gerard Manley Hopkins and T.S. Eliot in its first few pages is going to speak to me … Continue reading

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“…that thing indoors each one dwells”

You had to be there, they said. And I was. Last Sunday night I was at the Royal Festival Hall, listening to forty women–poets and performers–reading Sylvia Plath’s Ariel. It is not an experience I will forget in a hurry: … Continue reading

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The way the wind blows

The first Power of Language essay of 2011 is from Paul House, author of Harbour and Common Places, discussing imagery and metaphor. A cursory glance at today’s artistic scene will show you just how widespread mediocrity is and how well … Continue reading

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