August 28, 2010

My Photo Culture: '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-


Ros said...

Lovely! That top one is almost like an optical illusion!

Anonymous said...

Love the pairing of the poetry of G.M.Hopkins with your photography.
Both beautiful.

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