JOSIE'S POEMS

Shadowing Poems for Fun

By Josie Whitehead

My following poem is a "shadow"of the poem 'Pied Beauty' by Gerard Manley Hopkins.  It follows his poem in form and in subject (but not in words, which is a breach of copyright).  We can learn a lot from the masters of an art, and humans learn, as animals do, by imitation.  I have tried to vary the words meaning "dappled" in many ways.  There is so much to celebrate in our world of dappled colours.  

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BRINDLED BEAUTY

 

A 'Shadow Poem' of Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins

By Josie Whitehead

Brindled Beauty

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.

 

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So how many words do you know that mean 'pied' or 'brindled'?