For Fr. Shane

For Fr. Shane October 17, 2015

Spring and Fall:
to a Young Child

Margaret, are you grieving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leaves, like the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! as the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
By and by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
And yet you will weep and know why.
Now no matter, child, the name:
Sorrow’s springs are the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed

What héart héard of, ghóst guéssed:
It is the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.

– Gerard Manley Hopkins

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