Forest Sonnet, Whidby Island

(For a friend in grief, for the assurance of resurrection ) Now, no matter, child, the name:Sorrow’s springs are the same.No mouth had, no nor mind, expressedWhat heart heard of, ghost guessed:It is the blight man was born for,It is Margaret you mourn for.”     –from “Spring and Fall,” by Gerard Manley Hopkins Here Sorrow springs …

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