Pied Beauty – Gerard Manley



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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