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    Gerard Manley Hopkins - Heaven-Haven

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    Paul Webster recites Hopkins' poem Heaven-Haven - From the 1986 Everyman documentary To Seem The Stranger - Profile of the life and work of the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins.

    Heaven-Haven
    A Nun Takes The Veil
    by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

    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.