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By Gerard Manley Hopkins   
Thursday, 23 September 2010

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.
 

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