Ah, yes. Gerard Manley Hopkins. A great classic -- thanks for sharing it.
A HYMN TO GOD THE FATHER.by John DonneI.WILT Thou forgive that sin where I begun, Which was my sin, though it were done before?Wilt Thou forgive that sin, through which I run, And do run still, though still I do deplore? When Thou hast done, Thou hast not done, For I have more.II.Wilt Thou forgive that sin which I have won Others to sin, and made my sin their door?Wilt Thou forgive that sin which I did shun A year or two, but wallowed in a score? When Thou hast done, Thou hast not done, For I have more.III.I have a sin of fear, that when I have spun My last thread, I shall perish on the shore ;But swear by Thyself, that at my death Thy Son Shall shine as he shines now, and heretofore ; And having done that, Thou hast done ; I fear no more.
Sorry to bring down the highbrow, spiritual tone of the post, but I wanted to let you know that Kate has joined the Bring Laura Down Under crusade! And you can stay at our place: I'll take the guest room and you can have my sheepskin-lined basket, or my sleeping place on the spare mattress under Nick and Kate's bed. It'll be swell... that's what you Americans say, isn't it? Swell?
Hooray Pabs! It's awful nice of you to volunteer your lovely bed.
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