Friday, April 6, 2012

Per Pacem Ad Lucem

In honor of the celebration of the Holy Week, I'm sharing this card that I received from India. The sender gave it a title of, 'Touch The Sky'. The card is of Rammakalmedu, a hill in Iduki, India. The view is of the Tamil Nadu villages and town.

Together with this card, let me share with you a poem by Adelaide Ann Procter. I saw it on an FB wall and can't forget about it ever since.

I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be
    A pleasant road;
I do not ask that Thou wouldst take from me
    Aught of its load;
I do not ask that flowers should always spring        
    Beneath my feet;
I know too well the poison and the sting
    Of things too sweet.
For one thing only, Lord, dear Lord, I plead,
    Lead me aright—        
Though strength should falter, and though heart should bleed—
    Through Peace to Light.
I do not ask, O Lord, that thou shouldst shed
    Full radiance here;
Give but a ray of peace, that I may tread        
    Without a fear.
I do not ask my cross to understand,
    My way to see;
Better in darkness just to feel Thy hand
    And follow Thee.        
Joy is like restless day; but peace divine
    Like quiet night:
Lead me, O Lord,—till perfect Day shall shine,
    Through Peace to Light.

Head over to Beth's for the Postcard Friendship Friday to see what other bloggers have shared for inspiration in this season of reflection. A meaningful Easter for everyone!


  1. The card really does make you feel you could touch the sky! Lovely poem for this week.

  2. Beautiful card and lovely poem. Happy Easter! Happy PFF!

  3. Wonderful poem for the season, and a great image!

  4. Beautiful card and poem. happy Easter to you as well.

  5. Lovely card - the colors are wonderful and lovely poem. May you have a Happy Easter! Carol

  6. NIce card and poem. A good image for reflecting on those words.

  7. wonderful image...and the post mark showing through is a reminder of the distance it travelled to reach you. happy PFF and, of course, easter...

  8. What a beautiful blog. I just added your link to my blog Post Over the Mile which is generally for Postcrossing activity only with a few added pages.

    Here's the link:

    PS. May I copy this beautiful poem?

    1. Thank you for your nice comment and for following my blog.

      You may copy the poem :)

  9. Just found your blog. Lovely postcard and beautiful poem :)


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