Other resources

Poetry readings


  • CD entitled Back to Beauty's Giver, of Richard Austin reading the poetry of Hopkins. The readings are dramatic and may well give you further insights into meaning. The CD is privately distributed at 22 Bryanston Street, Blandford, Dorset, England DT11 7AZ. For a preview, log on to


  • http://librivox.org/spring-and-fall-by-gerard-manley-hopkins

    contains 11 different readings of the poem Spring and Fall.

Musical settings

  • Sean O'Leary (b.1953), a Catholic songwriter, has produced a collection of contemporary settings, entitled The Alchemist. Details on the


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