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January 15, 2009



The late great Bishop Fulton Sheen quotes from this poem at length in his book Lift up your heart. I have to admit I've not read the poem in full - not once, but can still appreciate the hound's pursuit and the soul's reluctance. Great stuff!


Why the heck haven't I been given this as a penance?? Also, perhaps we should've been handed this as we left Mass one day, rather than or at least along with the Desiderata; it's a good time for it to be in the world. It's one of my favorites, too, and becomes even more world-rocking to have read Francis Thompson's brief biography.

I look forward to more poetry. It seems to me that man is very honest in poetry; it's a form of psalm.

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