Monday, April 09, 2007

Another Color update

I've been absolutely overwhelmed with the responses on color. Thanks to all of you who have responded on the blog or sent private emails with your information.

Like most of you, I've been very busy over this Easter weekend, but I'm so appreciative of all of you who have responded and am busy trying to catch up with all of the emails.

A poem for National Poetry Month:

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; 5
And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: 10
Praise him.

Gerard Manley Hopkins


  1. A couple of weeks ago I posted an entry about color on the Raggedcloth blog and a great discussion ensued, with lots of thoughts on color offered by quilt artists. It can be seen here:

  2. Don't you just love Gerard Manley Hopkins?!!!! Thanks.

  3. This is one of my favorite poems!

  4. Terry - Thanks so much for the link! I think Thomas will really enjoy the entry and the entire Raggedcloth blog.

    Fran and Kay - "Pied Beauty" is one of my favorites by Hopkins!


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