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Inspired by Pied Beauty
By Gerard Manley Hopkins
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 –