What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.
-Gerard Manley Hopkins
In 1889, one of the greatest poets of the Victorian era passed away; overworked and full of angst and self doubt, Gerard Manley Hopkins struggled to recognize his own value as an artist and never saw the stunning impact that his poetry would eventually make on the English language.
Living an artistic life and fulfilling your creative dreams has never been easier. But anxiety and self doubt continue to hamper even the most talented artists.
In honor of Hopkins legacy, Weeds and Wilderness Creative Writing is devoted to helping artists and writers break through their own self doubt and create their best work.