Fay Slimm.


Praise for all variation,
that diversified play of colour and shape
which takes away sameness
and paints nature with sheer tessilation.
Hooray for the patchwork
of harlequin stripes in that mackerel sky
or those chequered blotches
embroidered on coats of every dalmatian.
Applause for the hues
shot through peacocks and each rainbow,
those pied streaks in ponies,
marbling of stone, the frets in wide bands
on speckled trout, braided
tattoos over the backs of zebras and tigers
flecked with a motely
collection of artistically peppered mosaics.
Smiles for tri-colours
in butterflies and pibald frogs just made
to reflect luminous wet.
For kaleidoscope difference let praise be
and for all crazed iridescence
seen in the glorious abundance of nature.

  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 16th, 2017 06:13
  • Comment from author about the poem: This poem gives tribute to the wonderful poet G.M. Hopkins who leg a monastic life and lived only until his mid twenties.
  • Category: Nature
  • Views: 22


  • WriteBeLight

    Wonderful and bright Fay.


    Love the visual FAY it is a great compliment to your Poem. When God created the Natural World He was lavish with his paint brush ! This is why we have such excellent colour vision and when we visit Ireland we can distinguish even more than "50 Shades of Green !" W also have a responsibility to preserve the beauty of Earth's flora & fauna. Thanks for sharing and caring.

  • Tony36

    Diversity is the spice of life. Everyone adds their spice that is the soup pot of life. Great write

  • MendedFences27

    Color in nature serves a multitude of purposes, attraction, defense, mimicry, and temperature regulation to name a few. To us they add beauty to what otherwise would be a dull landscape. Think this way- Antarctica is pretty dull, until the Penguins show up.
    Your poem paints a colorful canvas of some of natures finest models. Your words are splashes of pigment that explain our appreciation of nature's abundance.
    Loved it. - Phil A.

  • chani

    Hello Fay, your difference is different. But I like it. Love to read more and more what you write.

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