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Gerard Manley Hopkins (2015).

Collage’s Dappled Glory

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Gerard Manley Hopkins (2015). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

Pied Beauty (1877)

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.

—Gerald Manley Hopkins  (1844-1889)


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