Happy Ascension Day!

Dame, at our door
Drowned, and among our shoals,
Remember us in the roads, the heaven-haven of the 
reward: 
Our King back, Oh, upon English souls!
Let him easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us,
be a crimson-cresseted east,
More brightening her, rare-dear Britain, as his reign rolls, 
Pride, rose, prince, hero of us, high priest,
Our hearts’ charity’s hearth’s fire, our thoughts’ chivalry’s 
throng’s Lord.

-Gerard Manley Hopkins, “The Wreck of the Deutchland

For a critical discussion, see here.

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