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Pied Beauty (Gerald Manley Hopkins)

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;  …

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Writer Mom Haiku

Writer Mom Haiku  Dishwasher running Washing machine laundering Cursor blinking, waits by Ellen Mandeville, illustrated by Corrie Haffly If you’re just joining me on my Conquer-My-Fear-Of-Poetry month adventure, welcome and a very happy Sunday to you. After yesterday’s heart-stabbingly beautiful love poem (ah! Neruda!), today seemed a good day for something simpler, but no less profound. This, …

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