Friday, August 15, 2008

Poetry Friday - Pied Beauty

I'm gone again. I left days ago to spend time in the mountains of North Carolina. While I'm appreciating time with family and taking in the beauty that surrounds me, I thought I'd share a bit of poetic beauty with you.

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.

The round up is being hosted by Kelly at Big A little a. Do stop by and take in all the great poetry being shared this week. Happy poetry Friday, all!


  1. One of my absolute favorite poems of all times!

  2. Love this so much. Thanks for starting off my morning with such beauty!

  3. What a fitting poem for the gorgeous-ness of NC! Have a great break...

    Jules, 7-Imp

  4. Thanks for posting one of my favorites! Enjoy your time away...

  5. This is one of my favorite poems, too!

  6. This is one of my favorites as well.

  7. One of my favorites. Enjoy all that natural and family beauty!