"Pied Beauty" By Gerard Manley Hopkins and Jacob Strohbeck

Glory be to God for dappled things-

For skies of couple-color

As a branded cow;

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

Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls;

Finches' wings;

Landscape plotted and pieced - fold, fallow, and ploughing;

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.

(Pied Beauty, lines 1-11)

The mighty mountain ranges

Their impossible heights
Multicolored stripes on rocks

The depths of valleys

Massive arches of stone
Created By
Jacob Strohbeck


Pied Beauty, lines 1-11

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