The Lantern Out Of Doors by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Sometimes a lantern moves along the night,
That interests our eyes. And who goes there?
I think; where from and bound, I wonder, where,
With, all down darkness wide, his wading light?
Men go by me whom either beauty bright
In mould or mind or what not else makes rare:
They rain against our much-thick and marsh air
Rich beams, till death or distance buys them quite.
Death or distance soon consumes them: wind
What most I may eye after, be in at the end
I cannot, and out of sight is out of mind.
Christ minds: Christ's interest, what to avow or amend
There, Ã©yes them, heart wÃ¡nts, care haÃºnts, foot fÃ³llows kÃnd,
Their rÃ¡nsom, thÃ©ir rescue, Ã¡nd first, fÃ¡st, last friÃ©nd.