Creation, Poets

Pied Beauty – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Glory be to God for dappled things –

For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;

For rose-moles in all stipple upon the trout that swim;

Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches wings;

Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, 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 1829-1844AD  Poet and Jesuit Priest.