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GerardManley Hopkins : Pied Beauty

Glory be to God for dappled things—
	For skies of couple-colour as a brinded1 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 counte, 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. 

GerardManley Hopkins (1844-1889)	1877

 
FOOTNOTES
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