Pied Beauty By: Gerard Manley Hopkins and Bethany schorr

Glory be to God for dappled things – (line 1)
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; (line 2)
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; (line 3)
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; (line 4)
finches' wings; (line 4)
Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough; (line 5)
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. (Line 6)
All things counter, original, spare, strange; (line 7)
Whatever is fickle, freckled (line 8)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; (line 9)
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: (line 10)
Praise Him (line 11)-
Him for love-filled gifts-
For friendships held by trusting promises;
For families gathering pocket full of memories and feelings;
Loyal companions as your shadow-even in the dark;
For special ones, old ones, young ones, wise ones;

And especially for

His only Son
Created By
Bethany Schorr


Created with images by Couleur - "chestnut buckeye fruits" • Kaz - "finch zebra finch bird" • vastateparksstaff - "Dogs in Virginia State Parks"

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