After Gerard Manley Hopkins
PraiseSong to the universe for sleeping things -
For melody-strewn birds of barely dawn;
For trees, pressed black on deepest blue;
Thick-furred dog heap; Frog kings;
Pear bloomed bold with snow petals –
Hawk, hay bale, and fawn;
And all creatures, their baa and bark and coo.
All things shrouded, morning-dappled, nestled, blessed;
Whatever is meadowed, misted (gone?)
With fragile, fresh; draping, hollow; ancient, new;
Our kingdom top to bottom, east to west:
You – praise too.
Cynthia J. Alby, 2018
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