Heaven-Haven by Gerard Manley Hopkins

A nun takes the veil

I have desired to go
Where springs not fail,
To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail
And a few lilies blow.

And I have asked to be
Where no storms come,
Where the green swell is in the havens dumb,
And out of the swing of the sea.

From: http://www.bartleby.com/122/2.html

Date: 1865-1866

By: Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

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