Stratagem embraces National Poetry Day

06 October 2016 - by Gráinne Walsh

In the spirit of National Poetry Day, Stratagem's contribution comes from Gráinne Walsh, who has selected 'Repeat that, repeat' by Gerard Manley Hopkins.


Cuckoo, bird, and open ear wells, heart-springs, delightfully sweet,

With a ballad, with a ballad, a rebound

Off trundled timber and scoops of the hillside ground, hollow hollow hollow ground:

The whole landscape flushes on a sudden at a sound.