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neva commented on the word curtal sonnet
a form created by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
A sonnet made by a sestet, a quatrain and an additional "tail-piece"
"Pied Beauty" by 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, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
February 25, 2009
hernesheir commented on the word curtal sonnet
"Ten lines, and a half."
September 22, 2009
bilby commented on the word curtal sonnet
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