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Episode Twelve: “Heaven-Haven” by Gerard Manley Hopkins – Classic Poetry with Jonathan Roumie

Jonathan Roumie

April 20, 2022


This week, Jonathan Roumie reads “Heaven-Haven” by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

(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
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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