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The Windhover  by Gerard Manley Hopkins

2 3/4" x 1 3/4", slipcase is 3" x 1 3/4" x 3/4"
32 pages

"I saw this morning morning's minion . . ."

The kestrel Hopkins saw that May morning in 1877 became one of the most beautiful and breathtaking sonnets of the 19th century. Hopkins, a great technical poet and the creator of the poetical device known as "sprung rhythm", was inspired by the sight of the hovering bird to a mystical connection with something beyond and above nature, The poem is dedicated "To Christ our Lord."

I've tried to justice to the complexity and delight of the poem by using a complicated little dos à dos à dos binding, with the poem in the middle. The two outer folds open to reveal a pair of fold-out wings, their colors taken from the American Kestrel.

The book is bound in paper printed with a blue sky with fleecy clouds. The book is enclosed in a slipcase bound in the same paper.

This product was added to our catalogAugust 26, 2017