l was introduced to this lovely poem by a nun, Sr. Alice Burns, in my high school. She was pretty cool for a nun actually. Her unique style of teaching was what really inspired me to enjoy literature to this day. Because up until that moment, nuns would just drill or beat it into you-while she took the totally unheard approach in those days of speaking to us like we were adults (we were 14) . She was sophisticated and worldly, think Audrey Hepburn's Holly GoLightly (yes, and she was that pretty) who decided to join a nunnery after she got tired of being a party girl. Bizarre and wonderful, hats off to her wherever she is!