Monday, 18 October 2010

Pied Beauty ... Gerard Manly 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;


Heavenly Moments


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.


Heaven


"Pied Beauty"
Gerard Manly Hopkins~

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the pic of your girls in a stick cubby house, awesome!

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  2. What beautiful photos..highlighting His creation! I like dappled (and freckled) things too. lovely multitude monday post. I came here from Ann's, blessings..Trish

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  3. Thanks for letting us walk along with you!!! Was most enjoyable! Wishing you well! Cathy

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  4. love that poem. thanks.
    Kath

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  5. Lovely photos and lovely words.

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  6. fickle and freckled... beautiful.

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  7. you wrote this?! I was scrolling down to see the author...
    and the photos. just wow.
    I can't get enough of forests .
    beautiful

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  8. Smiling deb :)
    no it's Gerard Manly Hopkins.
    His name is at the end of the post.

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  9. Beautiful photos! Love the autumn feel of them :).

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