Monk by Sea, 1809


Monk by Sea, 1809 Giclee Print
Friedrich, Caspar

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Pied Beauty

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89) Poems. 1918.

GLORY be to God for dappled things—
For skies of couple-colour as a brindled 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.

Sea Turtle, Costa Rica

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