Heaven-Haven 

(A nun takes the veil)

by Gerard Manley Hopkins

 

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 Poems Every Catholic Should Know compiled by Joseph Pearce

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