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The Hound of Heaven

The Hound of Heaven

by Francis Thompson, Jean Young


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A pocket-sized illustrated version of the Francis Thompson's classic poem, "The Hound of Heaven."

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ISBN-13: 9780819212054
Publisher: Church Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/1988
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 30
Sales rank: 377,796
Product dimensions: 4.28(w) x 5.22(h) x 0.09(d)

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The Hound of Heaven is the single most brilliant poem I've ever read. The rhythm to the poem is sometimes-let's face it-rather fun to read aloud. The rhymes and meanings beneath them are remarkable. The ability to condense an entire emotion into 5 words or less sometimes, is a skill lost on many modern poets. Many people say this is a Catholic poem. Yet, even as a Catholic myself, I found no Catholic references anywhere in the entire poem. It is merely about a sinner in a flight from God, something every human can relate to. His flight into illicit affairs, oddly one of the most elegant parts of the poem is my favorite: 'I pleaded, outlaw-wise By many hearted casement trellised red For though I knew the love of Him that followed Yet was I sore adread, lest having him I must have nought besides.'