Day 3
Another poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

For love, and beauty, and delight
There is no death nor change;
their might
Exceeds our organs, which endure
No light being themselves obscure.

W B Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th Century literature, received the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Second Coming is a poem written by WB Yeats in 1919, The poem uses Christian imagery regarding the Apocalypse and Second Coming allegorically to describe the atmosphere of post-war Europe. It is considered a major work of modern poetry.
Gerard Manley Hopkins is one of the 3 or 4 greatest poets of the Victorian era – the greatest Victorian poet of religion, of nature or of melancholy. He wrote mainly sonnets.

My poem ‘Ode to GM Hopkins’;
Dappled leaves,
the light disperses
into a rainbow.
After the shower,
we greet the day,
how stark the southern sun
unless softened by greenery,
a canopy, to divert its rays.
To play upon the wings
of a butterfly,
a buzz of cicadas,
an antipodean Christmas.


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