this week, I couldn't get the phrase "dappled things" out of my mind. It had popped up from my High School English class from about 55 years ago. So I looked up Gerard Manley Hopkins on Google (at least I remembered the name of the poet!) and there it was -- "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 trades, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spáre, strange;
Whatever is fickle, frecklèd (who knows how?)
With swíft, slów; sweet, sóur; adázzle, dím;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is pást change:
By Gerard Manley Hopkins
Here are some "dappled things" from among my photos
Look around you. You'll be surprised how many dappled things there are. Anyone
got freckles? Then you're one of them!
This is my entry for ABC Wednesday -- the Letter "D" run by Mrs. Nesbitt and her fine group. Click on the Link and see how others from around the world have dealt with the letter D.
I learn a new word today. Usually I used spot hehe. Thanks for sharing!
Our house in under trees, we live in dappled shade.
PS The security code is 'corgi'.....are you really HRH???
Oh wow, I had to go and google what "dapple" and meant. Now I know. Thanks Chris.
I don't think dappled is a word you hear much in use nowadays but it is a good choice for ABC Wednesday.
Lovely entry for "D".
Your photos are great. I especially like the color of the flowers in #3.
Thanks for sharing.
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Yep, I'm one of 'em...at least I sure was when I was a kid! As soon as the spring sunshine came out, I looked like a raccoon! Love your take on our D week and hope you have a divine day!
I am totally dappled in freckles. I never thought of it that way!
Cute post, and yes I still have a few freckles leftover from being a readhead.
Your drawing of the D is so nice, you should do that for all the letters.
Wish you were in my watercolor class. Having a lot of fun.
stunning shots and a great little poem there
Nice post, Chris !
You can see some beautiful birds in our backyard.
'Dappled' is such a lovely word, isn't it? I like your capital D - very attractive. I love to walk through trees in dappled light.
And I do love a dappled horse!
Beautiful... and I love the dappled orchid. Blessings to you :)
All photos are very nice, but I especially like the third one.
thats a real great idea. welcome to follow my art world
I love that word, 'dappled', Chris,and as Snafu says, not so often used nowadays. Whatever happened to dappled horses and dappled grey skies?
It's like 'fawn'! When I was young everybody wore fawn socks, but now all the fawn socks seem to have disappeared!
Very clever choice for today! I enjoyed seeing your dappled examples and am glad to know a new poet.
Enjoy your week, be it dappled or not.
oh, thank you, for the GM Hopkins poem, one of my favorites. And your photos are dazzingly dappled!
Now I am seeing dappled things everywhere - lovely!
"landscapes plotted and pieced" is one of my favorite phrases from that poem--perhaps because I "piece" quilts?
Forgot to say, I especially love your dappled orchids!
I'd completely forgotten that poem, but it's rather lovely - thank you!
I like your dappled shade, and the orchid is beautiful!
dapper dappled items!
oh and sorry about your computer woes.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team
Beautiful shots and what a great word. It is even fun to say!....Dappled!
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