The brilliant poet Francis Thompson was a drug addict.
In ill health and penniless, he lived on the streets of London, sleeping by the River Thames, selling matches to survive.
He sent a poem written on a scrap of paper to a magazine. The editors recognized his genius and took him into their home for a while.
In his most famous poem, The Hound of Heaven, he described God’s relentless pursuing love.
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