I caught this morning mornings minion, kingdom of daylights dauphin,
dapple-drawn Falcon, in his riding
Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding
High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing
In his ecstasy! Then off, off forth on swing,
As a skates heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend; the hurl and gliding
Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding
Stirred for a bird--the achieve of, the mastery of the thing!
Brute beauty and valor and act, oh, air, pride,
No wonder of it; sheer plod makes
plow down sillion
by Gerard Manley Hopkins (6/11/1844 6/8/1889)
Written in 1877(?); published in 1918.