Dappled Things

Bounty-laden branches in golden 

apple orchards, brilliant fields 

of flaming poppies, a meadow 

dotted with bowing daffodils,

pied patches of wild-sewn maize,

the amber thatches of wheat

that dance as the wind sweeps

over a wide plain, these leaves

laced in rings above my head —

Glory be to God for dappled things.

—C.L. Fisher, December 2021

*Italicized portion from Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem Pied Beauty

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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