Quotation by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Wild air, world-mothering air,
Nestling me everywhere,
That each eyelash or hair
Girdles; goes home betwixt
The fleeciest, frailest-fixed
Snowflake; that's fairly mixed
With, riddles, and is rife
In every least thing's life.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. The Blessed Virgin Compared to the Air We Breathe, l. 1-8 (written 1883), published in Poems (1918).
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