literary critique, nonfiction

[posting] As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Close Reading

Gerard Manley Hopkins's poetry is stunningly difficult to parse, but when exploring the spaces of and between his words, one cannot help but come to a deep appreciation of the ideals that Hopkins imagined within his poetry. In "As Kingfishers Catch Fire", Hopkins looks at a concept he considered deeply: 'selving'. Using a combination of… Continue reading [posting] As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Close Reading

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[YT] “Beyond the Invisible” (Enigma)

Enigma's videos are artistic, but the content is often divisive, perturbing, perverse, and/or sacrilegious. That being said, Enigma's films should provoke thought on the topics they are addressing. Beyond the Invisible is one such film. Touching on the idea of the escape to Nature in order to not only find peace and understanding, but also… Continue reading [YT] “Beyond the Invisible” (Enigma)

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Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury,pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled… Continue reading Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi