God of the Awkward, the Freckled, and the Strange

Pied Beauty Gerard Manley 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 trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spáre, strange; […]

The Price Of Beauty

THE LAND OF HEART’S DESIRE William Butler Yeats We must be tender with all budding things. Our Maker let no thought of Calvary Trouble the morning stars in their first song. JOB 38:1–7 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: “Who is this who darkens counsel By words without knowledge? Now […]