Part III — Poems 201 to 300

EB 201-300. Poems 201 to 300 were written in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland, and in Dublin, Ireland.

201. Sweet Heaven, my haven

Lord, how many years more
Have I to write earthly poems?
When will You inspire me
To write Heavenly poems?

"Poet, why do you make an absurd request?
How can you expect to write poems
That belong to Heaven?
I shall take your case into consideration
Only when you come back to Heaven."

Lord, in that case, at this very moment
I am leaving for Heaven,
Sweet Heaven, my haven.