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As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Gerard Manley Hopkins | Saturday, June 04, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

June 4th, 2016

Episode 606 of 783 episodes

As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; 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... Read more »

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