Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hugs for Leontien: Sonnet CXVI

Postcard ID: UA-235752, Sender: Irina
Sent from Kyiv, Ukraine, Sent on 14 Mar 2012

Received on 30 Mar 2012, Traveled 8833.2 km in 16 days

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
or bends with the remover to remove:
Oh no! It is an ever fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
- W. Shakespeare

A postcard that I received from the Postcrossing member with the most postcards sent from Ukraine :) Sharing this with Clytie for Random Hearts Thursday and the Leaves for Leontien campaign. 


~ maria

p.s. It would have been nicer if I could also post autumn leaves for Leontien but my only card with autumn leaves was already posted on September 28. I am a medical physicist and quality control of mammography equipment is one of the things I do. Breast cancer prevention and awareness is a big part of my job... I hope even without an autumn leaf and with just the green leaves with a beautiful love poem, I can send some warm hugs for her. :)


  1. I love your postcard heart ... but when I read your p.s. I got goosebumps and the tears started flowing. Thank you for what you do. Mammograms are such a huge part of breast cancer prevention and treatment - and to know that you are helping in this way ... I am humbled.

    Even though the leaves are green, I know Leontien is smiling and feeling your hugs.

    Love and Peace for Leontien. And for you.

  2. beautiful thoughts and I'm sure your kind intention will be felt by Leontien.

  3. i also do postcrossing. that is too great. how exciting. glad you linked up for Leontien. such a great postcard. love it!! big hugs!! (:

  4. I think this is perfect for Leontien. Thank you. B


If you like what you saw, please let me know: