It’s in the mix

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 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.

Gerald Manley Hopkins ~ Pied Beauty
Sunday Sayings: A pick from the poets, writers or scriptures 

5 thoughts on “It’s in the mix

    1. ahh thank you Marina – ugliness is coming to the fore with current events and I felt this to be an apt antidote – – besides who can resist butterflies?!

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