Gerard Manley Hopkins, selected poems » As Kingfishers Catch Fire
As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies dráw fláme;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell's
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves--goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying Whát I do is me: for that I came.
Í say móre: the just man justices;
Kéeps grace: thát keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is--
Chríst--for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men's faces.
The fact that all created beings will inevitably die.
Undeserved favour. The Bible uses this term to describe God's gifts to human beings.
The Bible describes God as the unique supreme being, creator and ruler of the universe.
God, the first person of the Trinity is often portrayed as God the Father; a respectful term of address for a priest.