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HEAVEN-HAVEN; A NUN TAKES THE VEIL, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have desired to go / where springs not fail
Last Line: And out of the swing of the sea.
Variant Title(s): Surcease;heaven-haven
Subject(s): Christianity; Heaven; Life Change Events; Nuns; Sea; Paradise; Ocean


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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