Poem of the Month: April

Just realized that, what with Easter and the play, I never posted a poem for this month.

One of my friends here at school, a literature major, is going into the convent soon.  She showed me this poem, since my sister is a Carmelite nun.  Having been blessed to speak with her a little bit on the phone on Easter Sunday, I thought I would share this short verse this month.

Heaven-Haven: A Nun Takes the Veil

Gerard Manley Hopkins

I have desired to go

Where springs not fail,

To fields where fly 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.