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,…