Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins

 
Photo by Sr. M. Louise
   
 With Spring in the air, here's a poem from Gerard Manley Hopkins to remind us what it's all about!

  Pied Beauty
"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."

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