• Ask of Her, the mighty Mother.
    Her reply puts this other
    Question: What is Spring?-
    Growth in every thing -

    Flesh and fleece, fur and feather,
    Grass and green world all together,
    Star-eyed strawberry breasted
    Throstle above Her nested

    Cluster of bugle blue eggs thin
    Forms and warms the life within,
    And bird and blossom swell
    In sod or sheath or shell.

    Gerard Manley Hopkins (2013). “Selected Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins”, p.32, Courier Corporation