I say that we are wound With mercy round and round
This year Good Friday fell on 25 March, and thus the Feast of the Annunciation was transferred to today, Monday after Sunday “in albis“, after the close of the Easter Octave. On 25 March, I posted the John Donne poem “Upon the Annunciation and Passion Falling upon One Day. 1608”. HERE
Since today is liturgical Annunciation, I was casting about for another poem that might be appropriate for the feast. How about this one? It is hard, but it is rewarding if you have the patience and the gumption to think and to read it aloud… by Gerard Manley Hopkins (+1889).
The Blessed Virgin