God's Grandeur

Chicago Sunrise

Source: George Manley Hopkins

In this poem, Hopkins proclaims God's presence in the natural world, and bemoans humankind's severed connection to it. He laments that humans have prioritized industry and human creation over the natural world, and in doing so have lost our connection to it and, by extension, to God. Nevertheless, nature and God's grandeur remain boundless and ever-present. 

Keywords: Nature , Religion