"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

4.08.2007

quiet resting place

"O Father, give me the power to climb
To the fountain of all light, and be purified.
Break through the mists of earth, the weight of the clod,
Shine forth in splendor, Thou that art calm weather,
And quiet resting place for the faithful souls.
To see Thee is the end and the beginning,
Thou carriest us, and Thou dost go before,
Thou art the journey, and the journey’s end."

-Boethius (c.480-524), "A Prayer for the Journey," in Consolations
Wildflowers near Gay Hill, Texas; April 6, 2007

2 Comments:

Blogger Gary Snowden said...

Okay, now you've gone and done it. Nothing like posting a photo of bluebonnets with some Indian paint brush mixed in with it to make a native Texan homesick for the beautiful spring wildflowers. Thanks for the photo and the poem.

Monday, April 09, 2007 7:50:00 AM

 
Blogger texasinafrica said...

Gary, thanks for stopping by. I've been in that "homesick Texan" category - hang in there!

Monday, April 09, 2007 1:50:00 PM

 

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