Hopkins is acutely aware of the irreversibility of such assaults upon the natural world, and laments the loss to future generations of the mystic entrancement evoked by scenes of natural beauty.
Though written over 130 years ago, Binsley Poplars is presciently anthemic of the present day Green movement and of environmentalism more generally.
The music that accompanies this piece was written and performed (multi-track) by Nico Di Stefano
Binsley Poplars can be streamed using the media player above. A CD quality mp3 audio file is available for download here.