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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I Love All Beauteous Things

(Robert Bridges, poet laureate, 1913-1930)

Robert Bridges (1844-1930) was appointed by George V. He was a lyric poet who also wrote plays and essays on language and music.

Bridges earned the gratitude of many poetry lovers for rescuing the works of Gerard Manley Hopkins by publishing his friend’s poems thirty years after his death.


I love all beauteous things,
I seek and adore them;
God hath no better praise,
And man in his hasty days
Is honored for them.

I too will something make
And joy in the making!
Altho’ tomorrow it seem
Like the empty words of a dream
Remembered, on waking.

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