Animal Poems 3

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PIED BEAUTY Shadow Poetry/Paraoy See here also Heading - Brindled Beauty Hen and sky owl, cow2 and trout Moth and snake The Pirate Poet Brave Brave Sledderclob

Inspired by Pied Beauty

By Gerard Manley Hopkins

SHADOWING THE METRE AND STYLE OF

A POEM IN YOUR OWN WRITING

By Josie Whitehead

Give thanks for things of multi-coloured hue:

    The speckled hen who scratches in the soil

          And marbled sky of fleetly fading day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The brindled moth that in the lamplight flew,

    The mottled snake, from which I do recoil,

         Who’s rattling throat strikes fear into her prey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Praise be for colours of a dappled range -

    The tawny owl, contented dairy cow

         And freckled trout who in clear waters swim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

God’s hand brings blessings to our dappled world –

                                                            Praise him.