COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins - dl

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Post by aradlaw » June 2nd, 2018, 2:48 pm

Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 - 1889).

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In the Author's Preface to Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, he describes this poem as Curtal-Sonnet "that is they are constructed in proportions resembling those of the sonnet proper, namely 6 + 4 instead of 8 + 6, with however a halfline tailpiece (so that the equation is rather 12/8 + 9/2 = 21/2 + 10 1/2)." ( Wikipedia)
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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 àll tràdes, 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.

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Post by commonsparrow3 » June 3rd, 2018, 10:07 am

It's been awhile since I've done a weekly poem - but this week it's Hopkins, and I can't pass it up!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/piedbeauty_hopkins_mk_128kb.mp3
(length 1:11)

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Post by aradlaw » June 3rd, 2018, 11:58 am

Thank you Tony and Maria. :thumbs:
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Post by Algy Pug » June 3rd, 2018, 5:27 pm

Algy Pug

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Post by aradlaw » June 3rd, 2018, 7:04 pm

Thank you Algy. :thumbs:
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Post by pschempf » June 3rd, 2018, 9:06 pm

David -

Here's my attempt. I've been having some respiratory issues and am more wheezy than usual. Hope this is alright.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/piedbeauty_hopkins_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:06
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Post by aradlaw » June 4th, 2018, 6:11 am

Thank you Phil, sounds okay at this end. :D
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Post by aradlaw » June 4th, 2018, 7:20 am

Thank you Larry. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » June 4th, 2018, 12:10 pm

Here is my reading. Could someone please PL?
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/piedbeauty_hopkins_dl_128kb.mp3
1:06
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Post by adonis » June 4th, 2018, 12:25 pm

Sounded fine to me. That is, PLOK. That is, aradlaw's version. Looking forward to Algy's suggestion.

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Post by aradlaw » June 4th, 2018, 7:52 pm

Thank you Graham and Lee Ann. :thumbs:
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