At a conference last evening, the first of our annual diaconal retreat, we read a Manley Hopkins poem, That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of the Resurrection:
I am all at once what Christ is, since he was what I am, and
This Jack, joke, poor potsherd, patch, matchood,
Is immortal diamond
My only marginal note to this poem is "Shine on You Crazy Diamond- Sid Barret, Pink Floyd." Undoubtedly, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Sid Barret are crazy diamonds- still shining somewhere. If they ever do a Sid Barret bio-pic Alan Arkin can play Sid in his later years.