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  • 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:

    Praise him.

    February 25, 2009

  • "Ten lines, and a half."

    September 22, 2009

  • Lugubrious Jesuitry.

    September 22, 2009