A nun takes the veil
In honour of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
who died in 1897 at the age of 24
Saint Thérèse on her deathbed
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.