Nobody Does A Gerard Manley Hopkins Poem Like Richard Burton (A Few Words for Wednesday)

Remember watching The Robe?

The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo, as Gerard Manley Hopkins  meant them to be delivered.

Bravo! Again!

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  • So that’s how you read those poems. That is excellent. I think Burton really nails it.

  • jakeslaw

    so true, so true

  • Des Farrell

    Thanks for directing me to this stunning reading, Hopkins is the Rachmaninov of poets. When I was in college I used to listen to a tape of Burton reading John Donne. At the time it helped my understanding of Donne and poetry in general enormously.