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.

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