My God Oh that my soul cou'd stay


An Aspiration

Primary Text:

Wellesley, 112-3.

Secondary Ed:

1988 Ellis d'Alessandro reprints Wellesley, 144-5; McGovern & Hinnant, 96.


1980 Hampsten prints Wellesley text, 18.


A fourth and final free meditation returning to the mode of "A Supplication. Finch wishes for continued poetic inspiration in the devotional vein; the title recalls her earlier religious poetry (see Annotated Chronology Nos 46-52, 62-69).
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