To judge from reader responses, I have got a little Gerard Manley Hopkins
cult started here. I had better put in a warning that GMH is indeed a
difficult and often very obscure poet, trying for effects which, in my
opinion, he does not often attain. When he DOES pull it off, though, he is
very good. Here
again is the man. His most-anthologized poem is either this one or this one. The first I find a little over the
top; the second I think is lovely, just right.