Pied Beauty

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

4 comments:

  1. Hello, Elizabeth! i hope your spring is as sunny and full of joy and promise as your lovely flower!

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  2. Elisabeth, a nice macro like this really doesn't need any words.
    Regards
    Paula Jo

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