What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wilderness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

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Original Citation

Hopkins, Gerard Manley. "Inversnaid." Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Humphrey Milford, 1918, I. 13.

Current Citation

Hopkins, Gerard Manley. "Inversnaid." Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Major Works, edited by Catherine Phillips. Oxford University Press, 2009.