Look at the Stars
Look at the stars! look, look up at the skies!
O look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air!
The bright boroughs, the circle-citadels there!
Down in dim woods the diamond delves! the elves’-eyes!
The grey lawns cold where gold, where quickgold lies!
Wind-beat whitebeam! airy abeles set on a flare!
Flake-doves sent floating forth at a farmyard scare! –
Ah well! it is all a purchase, all is a prize.
Buy then! bid then! – What? – Prayer, patience, aims, vows.
Look, look: a May-mess, like on orchard boughs!
Look! March-bloom, like on mealed-with-yellow sallows!
These are indeed the barn; withindoors house
The shocks. This piece-bright paling shuts the spouse
Christ home, Christ and his mother and all his hallows.
– Gerard Manley Hopkins
Selected Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins
- God’s Grandeur
- The Wreck Of The Deutschland
- The Wreck Of The Deutschland Part 2
- Binsey Poplars
- Easter Communion
- Heaven Haven
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
- Gerard Manley Hopkins Poems
- Gerard Manley Hopkins at Bartelby
- Selected Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins