Eloise’s tribute to Gerard Manley Hopkins Poem.

My version of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ Poem

 Glory be to us for sporty things

For pitches of green as a farmed field;

For hockey players all in stipple upon the blue battlefield;

Tennis rackets’ swish; tennis players’ wish;

Rules carefully created – contact, obstruction, and tackling;

And all teams, their equipment and their courage.


All things indefatigable, lethargic, arduous, apparent;

Whatever is pleasant, placid (who knows how?)

With sudden, supine; monotonous, motivating;

We father-forth whose interests are past-change:

Praise people.


By Eloise Quetglas-Peach