Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley-Hopkins

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,…

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Spring

With this year’s Spring comes what? The blossoms are the same, the weather is by now much as always but we are up some sort of creek without a paddle. For weeks we will be thrown on to our own individual resources. To make the best of what we have, we could spend more time…

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