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  •  Yes. And Merton (4+ / 0-)

    was a great fan of Hopkins as you might know.

    I like the apparent contradictions and not just the metaphors of the poem, which Merton would likely say is more about the paradox of Christian faith.  A  person can live and be spiritually dead.  The dead can have spiritual life.

    My eyes are flowers for your tomb
    My thirst shall turn to springs...
    Offering his life for his brother's
    Christ silent tears are bells.

    I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

    by Satya1 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 07:10:40 AM PDT

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