The Works of Francis Thompson: Poems (volume II)
“With Francis Thompson we lost the greatest poetic energy since Browning.” G. K. Chesterton. Francis Thompson was an English poet and Catholic mystic. His most famous poem, The Hound of Heaven, describes the pursuit of the human person by God and has been celebrated since its debut. Among his devotees was the young J. R. R. Tolkien who said that he was an important influence on his own writing.
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