“Pied Beauty”–Gerard Manley Hopkins

calico cow

calico cow (Photo credit: jdeeringdavis)

 

GLORY be to God for dappled things–

For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;

For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim’

Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings’

Landscape plotted and pieced–fold, fallow, and plough;

And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;

Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)

With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;

He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:

Praise him.

 

Gerard Manley Hopkins, an English poet, Roman ...

Gerard Manley Hopkins, an English poet, Roman Catholic convert, and priest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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