GLORY be to God for dappled things—-- "Pied Beauty" by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
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:
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Dappled Things: counter, original, spare, strange
Posted by Mr. Alan Phipps, O.P. at 7/31/2011