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Henry Charles Beeching, ed. (1859–1919).  Lyra Sacra: A Book of Religious Verse.  1903.
 
Heaven Haven
By Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)
 
(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        5
          Where no storms come,
Where the green swell is in the havens dumb,
        And out of the swing of the sea.
 
 
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