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ENJOYING NATURE IN THE ERA OF SOCIAL DISTANCING

By LARRY FINK Editor’s Note: Larry Fink, retired English professor at Hardin-Simmons University, offers the following explication or analysis of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem, “As Kingfishers Catch Fire,” with social distancing in mind, “to encourage folks to spend a little thoughtful time outdoors.” “As Kingfishers Catch Fire” by Gerard Manley Hopkins As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled

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“AS KINGFISHERS CATCH FIRE”

By LARRY FINK (Editor’s Note: Larry Fink is a professor of English at Hardin-Simmons University. He brings insight into the work of Gerard Manley Hopkins in this explication of “As Kingfishers Catch Fire.”) As Kingfishers Catch Fire Gerard Manley Hopkins As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string

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