… where no storms come.

S:t Jacobs Vokalensemble performing Heaven-haven by Benjamin Britten, in the concert “Vindens ljumma fläkt” 2017-06-12, in the Cathedral of Stockholm.

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)

Heaven—Haven

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 5
Where no storms come,
Where the green swell is in the havens dumb,
And out of the swing of the sea.