Fragment

Gerard Manley Hopkins 1844 (Stratford, London) – 1889 (Dublin)

'The child is father to the man.'
How can he be? The words are wild.
Suck any sense from that who can:
'The child is father to the man.'
No; what the poet did write ran,
'The man is father to the child.'
'The child is father to the man!'
How can he be? The words are wild.
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