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Klausturheit

g hef r anga
ar sem til urrar ei lindir renna,
til blmvalla sem ei hvssum hglum kenna
og hvtar liljur f vindinn fanga

g hef bei ess a ba
ar sem brir stormar ei kalla,
vi friarhfn ar sem hljar brur falla
fjarri brimsins ldusga


A nun takes the veil

I have desired to go
where springs not fail,
to fields where no sharp and sided hail
and few lilies blow.

And I have asked to be
Where no storms come,
Where the green swell is in the havens dumb
Out of the swing of the sea.

Gerard Manly Hopkins