Gerard Manley Hopkins
As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame
As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
As tumbled ovr rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell's
Bow swung finds tongue to fling our broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
Deals out tha being indoors each one dwells;
Selves--goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying What I do is me: for that I came.
I say more: the just man justices;
Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is--
Christ. For Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men's faces.
Gerard Manley Hopkins.