Adelaide Anne Procter

(30 October 1825 – 2 February 1864 / London)

Adelaide Anne Procter Poems

1. A Lost Chord 1/1/2004
2. A Woman’s Question 1/1/2004
3. Envy 1/1/2004
4. Fidelis 1/1/2004
5. Per Pacem Ad Lucem 1/1/2004
6. The Requital 1/1/2004
7. Doubting Heart 1/1/2004
8. My God, I Thank Thee who Hast Made 3/2/2012
9. One by One the Sands are Flowing 3/2/2012

Per Pacem Ad Lucem

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.

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