:::this is the way the world ends:::

Just Because I Love It

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.



  1. Tobias Becker

    Gorgeous, Ned….

    It’s like a window into sanity, or reality. Maybe they are the same thing. I’ve felt less connected recently, and this photo is a good reminder that I need to take time to find moments in my day to connect. To my family, to the outdoors, to something other than a simulacrum.

  2. Ned

    Thanks, Toby. I agree. Funny – the poem is often called, “A Nun Takes a Veil” referring to her entrance into a convent, but it also evokes entrance into heaven, or maybe as Heaney says, seventh heaven as a sixth sense. I often find myself not believing in an afterlife, but when I do hope for it, I always think of sky and sea and grass, much like this, or perhaps Tolkien’s evocation of “a far green country…” That is something I certainly can hope for. That and understanding.

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