Friday, May 20, 2016

Glory Be to God for Dappled Things.......

Pied Beauty

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 with 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


  1. The words and pictures perfectly complement one another! Beautiful! <3

  2. I agree with Jandi! Such an incredibly descriptive poem.

  3. Gorgeous photography and beautiful words. This is one of my very favourite poems (and poets :) Thank you for sharing. Have a great week!