08 March 2008

Pied Beauty

Pied Beauty
by Gerard Manley Hopkins
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 áll trádes, 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.

{Image by Alicia Bock}


Gail said...

Such a beautiful photo. And I love the colours on your blog.

Cicada Studio said...

A lovely way to start the morning. Thanks! Alicia's work is so beautiful too.

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