Kenneth Hopkins Collected Poems 1935-1965
"It was a Fatal Silence"
Concluding couplet to the sonnet
This love, though great, is gone, though deep, is done,I have known Hopkins as an epigramist of note. Here much of his strength comes to the fore. Though great, though deep, though precious — the description could pertain to the very verse describing the great love. But here at least there are some that seek and bring back.
Though precious, spent, seeking, is sought of none.
And so for day 1719