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Monthly Archive for May, 2010

May Magnificat

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89). Poems. 1918. 18. The May Magnificat MAY is Mary’s month, and I Muse at that and wonder why: Her feasts follow reason, Dated due to season— Candlemas, Lady Day; 5 But the Lady Month, May, Why fasten that upon her, With a feasting in her honour? Is it only its being […]

Viewing with Alarm

Every generation goes to the dogs. But then. There is a bounce back. Generosity takes over. Or. Something worse comes along and so the situation seemed better by comparison. Or. But sometimes a generation does go to the dogs and the dogs. Bad dogs. Win. The millions who died in the last century are the […]

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