Heaven—Haven

Heaven—Haven
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)
16.11.16

 

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.