Heaven-Haven (a nun takes the veil)

group 2I 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. [1]


[1] by Gerard Manley Hopkins, Poet-Priest, 1844-1889

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2 responses to “Heaven-Haven (a nun takes the veil)

  1. s-p

    Beautiful…While it looks and seems peaceful to the pilgrim, I’m sure the Nuns would not characterize their lives quite so idyllically…the spiritual warfare they endure is brutal.

  2. Michele Elizabeth

    Response to s-p: Yes, but the crushing of the grapes makes sweet juice!

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