Today I will finish up my Hopkins-punctuation chapter and possibly begin my Amy Lowell-detail chapter. It's just possible I might even write a poem, which I haven't done since February.
Speaking of punctuation and Hopkins, this is what he happened to remark in a letter to his friend Robert Bridges:
About punctuation my mind is clear: I can give a rule for everything I write myself, and even for other people, though they might not agree with me perhaps.And this is what Elizabeth Bishop happened to remark about Hopkins:
His poetry comes up from the pages like sudden storms. A single short stanza can be as full of, aflame with, motion as one of Van Gogh’s cedar trees.Just look at those commas.