Personal Update

A Rusty Poet Tries Again

It’s been a looooong time since I’ve tried my hand at poetry (most of it happened back in the angsty days of high school musings). I’ve been reading a book (for a day now) called Notes From the Tilt-a-Whirl, and it is this illuminating and refreshing, whimsical and weighty work of philosophy and apologetics and poetry in… Continue reading A Rusty Poet Tries Again

Personal Update · Perspective

Beauty in Deformity

“Beauty in Deformity” Flawlessly the dissonant chords resonate– rubbing and ringing. The pain in the notes bearing Beauty. a crying, a caressing, a longing… The rhythm alternating Quickening pace, while voices crescendo. A sometimes echo reaches from the depths of wretchedness, sparks a light, illuminates, dazzles, grows to a blaze– Then suddenly! silence reverberates from… Continue reading Beauty in Deformity

Citation

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 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:
Praise him.

~ Gerard Manley Hopkins, 1918