Glory be to God for dappled things --
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
And áll trades, their gear & tackle & trim.
All things counter, original, spáre, strange;
The first of Hopkin's poems that I would llike to post is God's Grandeur. It is one of his most well-known poems and really should be read aloud to appreciate it fully (as should all his poems). I first became a Hopkins admirer in college. I took a Victorian Literature class from a great prof that became head of the department. Although it has been 15 years, I still remember some of things he told us about Hopkins in that course.