Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Liza's Answer...

My own heart let me more have pity on; let

Me live to may sad self hereafter kind,

Charitable; not live this tormented mind

With this tormented mind tormenting yet.

I cast for comfort I can no more get

By groping round my comfortless, than blind

Eyes in their dark can day or thirst can find

Thirst's all-in-all in all a world of wet.



Soul, self; come poor Jackself, I do advise

You, jaded, let be; call off thoughts awhile

Elsewhere; leave comfort root-room; let joy size

At God knows when to God knows what; whose smile

's not wrung, see you; unforeseen times rather--as skies

Betweenpie mountains--lights a lovely mile.



G.M. Hopkins

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