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I am reminded of one of the great nature poets, the lovely Gerald Manley Hopkins -

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.

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)

Title borrowed from Donovan’s Sunshine Superman


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  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeabout 2 years ago

    beautiful capture:)

  • Thanks so much, dear friend. x

    – Agnes McGuinness

  • joak
    joakabout 2 years ago

    aw thats lovely and whit a grand poem

  • Thanks, friend. I’m glad you like this, and the poem. Hopkins is one of my word heroes. Cheers, Agnes x

    – Agnes McGuinness

  • Next to you, of course! x

    – Agnes McGuinness

  • madvlad
    madvladabout 2 years ago

    peaceful corner of natures,hidden place, lovely agnes,,as i said you have one great eye,and that is your artistic gift

  • Thanks for your lovely words, my friend. x

    – Agnes McGuinness

  • EvilTwin
    EvilTwinabout 2 years ago

    Lovely dappled light and shade.Very well composed.

  • Many thanks, EvilTwin. I am happy to have captured some of the atmosphere in this lovely place. x

    – Agnes McGuinness

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