Friday, January 20, 2017

Poetry Friday - Pied Beauty

I need this today ...

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.

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I do hope you'll take some time to check out all the wonderful poetic things being shared and collected today by Violet Nesdoly. Happy poetry Friday friends!

4 comments:

  1. Lovely images of dappled things. Our sky has been dimpled today once the sun finally peeked out from behind more than a week of rain and dreary clouds.

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  2. Makes me think of dalmations, the flash of a red-winged blackbird and a cardinal's mask.

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  3. I love the way the first line draws me into the poem with the word "dappled." This poem inspires me to make my own list of beautiful distractions.

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  4. Thank you for this favorite today. It heals my heart just a bit.

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