Heaven-havenI 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.
– Gerard Manley Hopkins
Beginning tonight I will be on retreat until next Friday. Let’s pray for each other, shall we?
See you on the other side.
xo – M
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