Thursday, December 14, 2017

Restore


Zoe Kravitz
Family


Restore
Fortune
回復フォーチュン 
Kaifuku fōchun 
ps126

When leadership restored fortune,
we were like those who received our portion.

We felt like those who dream while still awake.
There was the distinct feeling that this fortune wasn't fake.

Our mouth was filled with laughter.
It was like starting again after a climatic chapter.

The rider and the fighter are twins in the sky.
They fought for the standard to know how and why.

They released many captives from the burden of plight.
The captives were freed with the capacity for flight.

Courage watched leadership rise with his word.
Reason was challenged to struggle with the absurd.

Beauty met the new moon near the end of this time.
The bull surveyed the  terrain at the height of his climb.

The hunter drank in the storm faint though it had been.
He stalked the prey that he had yet to win.

Our tongues lifted sound above vocal cords.
Our joy was profound. Our bliss was adored.

Restore fortune with the cosmic sorter for order.
Grow us flowers plentiful as stars in the heavenly quarters.

Give us fertility instead of ashes.
Let water pour down while the lightening crashes.

Let oil be squeezed from olives or vegetables.
Let want be appeased, not made pallid or miserable.

Let the mantle of praise lift up the weakness of spirit.
Feel the energy of love before you hear or go near it.

Augurs of chance read spirits instead of birds.
Test your statements for the truth of the words.

Great things have been done for us in the strength of this time.
The length of darkness makes the light feel sublimely prime.

Those who managed labor throughout the last year
made a memory to transcend the feeling of fear.
Those who sowed seed with the toil of their tears
will reap joy with the music of love in the heavenly spheres.

Those who went weeping to water their seeds
will return with shoulders of sheaves to fulfill basic needs.

This voice is like that of the cry in the darkness
unbroken in facing the strength of the test. 

Restore our fortune. Transform the harm of the past.
Let us have our portion. Give us confidence to last.

Psalm 126 In convertendo

1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, *
then were we like those who dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, *
and our tongue with shouts of joy.
3 Then they said among the nations, *
"The Lord has done great things for them."
4 The Lord has done great things for us, *
and we are glad indeed.
5 Restore our fortunes, O Lord, *
like the watercourses of the Negev.
6 Those who sowed with tears *
will reap with songs of joy.
7 Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed, *
will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves.

Isa.61:3

to provide for those who mourn in Zion—
   to give them a garland instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
   the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
   the planting of the Lord, to display his glory.

1 Thess. 5:20-22

Do not despise the words of prophets,* 21but test everything; hold fast to what is good; 22abstain from every form of evil.

John 1:23

He said,
‘I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness,
“Make straight the way of the Lord” ’,
as the prophet Isaiah said.

12-17-17
Geminids, Gemini, Taurus, Orion, New Moon,
Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Moon, Venus, Saturn
Gemini - twins
Taurus- bull
Orion - hunter
Mars - courage
Jupiter - leadership
Mercury - reason
Venus- beauty
Castor - rider
Pollux - fighter
Neptune - water, storm

Gemini is Latin for "twins," and it is associated with the twins Castor and Pollux in Greek mythology.
https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Zodiac/Gemini/gemini.html
The twins were Castor and Polydeuces (Pollux). Together, they were known as the Dioscuri. Their sisters were Helen and Clytemnestra. They were the sons of Leda and Zeus and Tyndareus. Castor and Pollux were half-brothers. Leda was married to King Tyndareus of Sparta. At this time, she was also seduced by Zeus, so the father's of both children were uncertain. The Discouri were inseperable and grew closer with age.
Castor was a famous horsetamer and Pollux, a superb boxer. When Castor was killed during a battle, Pollux was inconsolable and gave up his own life to be with his brother. Jupiter rewarded their love by placing their images among the stars, where they shine side by side.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Work


Sara Bareilles
Brave

Work
to Wait
待機する
Taiki suru
ps27

Leadership lets courage
find the atmosphere to flourish. 

Responsibility illuminates my existence.
Patient determination guides my persistence.

Ownership is the strength of my life.
Relaxation reduces strife.

When the violent came to destroy my flesh
it was they who stumbled and fell to their death.

Should an army encamp against me
my heart will be as brave as it can be.

Should a war arise against me
I will defend the right to be.

I have asked one thing from Leadership.
One thing has been my desire for this life’s trip.

I pray to stay in the house of divine love
with the peace that comes with silence from above
to seek the beauty of justice with the fortune of merit
that reaches beyond that which I was given to inherit.

Safety will be given by the security of shelter.
Should I find safety in the secrecy of my endeavor,
I will be lifted up to stand on the rock of joy in good weather.

Even now my head is lifted. 
The paradigm has shifted.
This love has been gifted.

I will offer an oblation with sounds of great gladness.
I will sing to bring joy out of sadness.

Listen to my voice when I call.
Help me to rise when I fall.

You speak in my heart, "Seek my face."
I will seek to find the right place.

Please don't hide from me
or side with some enemy.

You have been my helper.
Do not forsake our being together.

Though an intimate relation may forsake me
faith with love will save our integrity.

Show me your revelation.
Let the level path be an elevation.

Don't deliver me to my adversary.
Story telling has made facts imaginary.
Malice has become reactionary.

Those who fear with respect for the authority
of the majority or minority make love the priority.

Constancy points change to align with design.
The law of large numbers is probability's vine.

Be prepared to take action. Be ready to go.
Be ready to receive the faces that you know.

If I had not believed in the existence of goodness
I would have worked to build a world that withstood less.

Wait for the pleasure that is divine.
Your heart will  be strengthened by that which so aligns. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Have


Nia Peeples
beautifulbynia


Have
Faith
信仰を持っている
Shinkō o motte iru
ps85.8

The quarter moon retreats.
Courage it will seek.

Leadership will find
the beauty that binds.

The word will be heard
in the course of time
for sure.

The hunter seeks his prey
in fields of white and grey.
His truck waits to take the game away.

Heaven has been set ablaze.
The elements blend in colors that amaze
with each passing phase.

The winnowing fan turns forever.
It works with a woosh that severs. 

It separates the chaff. It makes the plan 
for where to stand. 

The harvest has been had.
More grain has been stored from the heartland.

The grass has withered. The flower has faded.
The bird has flown through deepening shades without being jaded.
The day of darkness creeps like a thief
towards the birth of time with the death of the chief.

One more powerful is coming after me.
He will build upon what has passed through the storm for you to see
and believe in what has been tested by natural elementality.

The fan on the weather vane turns forever.
It wanes with the whirl on the rod that holds it together.

It spins and whirls when it wins with the wind
over the ice and snow that blows against the grainage bin.

The dark hours for being
deepen my mind for seeing.
The loss of heat leaves a cold shot.
Sometimes the cold does not stop
after the wish that it could be forgot.

You, dear darkness.
You are above and all around us.
You provide cover from that which could cause us fuss,
but it is hard to see that which alarms because it can harm us.

The light that shines is reflected
to show that which can be detected.

Light from the quarter moon is creeping through the trees.
The empty field wants to believe that the freeze can be relieved with a sneeze.

The stars twinkle when clouds do not obscure.
The viewing of the viewer is more certainly secure in the unsure 
than the view of what's sure about what endures.

That which endures is there.
The vision of it is spare even when you stare.
I just don't care about finding the bear's lair.
I want to find the square corner of the stair
to my cubic welfare.

The power of less is more
when you're ruling out that which is not the door
you hope to procure.

Where is the emblem of my safety?
It is not so close that it will chafe me.
Let me hear that which will be spoken
about the hope that my work won't be stolen by the shogun.

There have been times when leadership was good.
Executive authority put the body on track towards what could
be done for the should of what we could do if only we would.

There was an override for policies headed for destruction.
Profit was limited to legal means for production 
and construction.

Investment in employment
was used to cap spending for weapon deployment.
There was a context to balance the budget.
Responsibility produced integrity. Fate couldn't budge it.

Leadership has placed itself over the law.
Too much legislation seeks to exploit the flaw.
Greed has been put over power.
Authority is aimed to make dissent cower.

It overrides anything for any reason
without accountability for the season.

Profit from destruction has been made absolute
It is the route for the suit to loot.

The official story is propaganda.
It sells terror by memoranda.

War is not for winning.
The tale is told for the trill of spinning.

Exploitation is the name of the game.
People are sold by the flame of shame.
Facts are organized around profit for personal gain.
The reign in Spain stays mainly above the plain.

Banks support oil for the deployment of weapons.
Even the ozone is threatened as the essence of heaven.
Taking taxes by controlling government as a spoil of war
must seem easier than competition. It's the free market's back door.

Bow has become the wow
for now. Bow wow now!

Rough?
It's too tough.

Favor for the objective goodness of provision
is subjected to the greatest of derisions.

The need to feed need instead of greed
has become the commodity to seed with speed
so it doesn't recede. We must proceed
with the precision of the decision to lead.

Restoration will be achieved by faith.
Faith will make the tenacity of love our eighth wraith.
This wrath of wraith will make us great.

Love will spring up from the ground.
Justice will ring as the sound
all around.

Providence will increase its yield.
Grain will grow in the field.

Goodness will shine from inside.
Purpose will act as our guide
to make the path to liberty
the probability of prosperity 
for posterity with clarity
as our temerity.

Integrity in finding truth
will  define purpose for the voting booth.

Faith will restore us to power with integrity
to make equity the solidarity for our identity
in the density of necessity.

Peace is the reward for the faithful.
Happiness avoids pain and disdains the wasteful.

Have faith despite evidence to the contrary.
Knowledge in the library is a repository 
to overcome the adversarial adversity 
of the arbitrary.

Have faith.
Peace is the reward for the grateful wraith. ;)



Night Sky 12-10-17
https://in-the-sky.org/newsindex.php?feed=3&day=10&month=12&year=2017

Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, Saturn, Orion,_Milky Way, Celestial Chariot, Geminid meteors

Isa. 40:8

The grass withers, the flower fades;
   but the word of our God will stand for ever.

2 Peter 3:10-13

the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and everything that is done on it will be disclosed.
11 Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness, 12waiting for and hastening* the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set ablaze and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire? 13 But, in accordance with his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home.

Mark 1:6-7

Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7He proclaimed, ‘The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals.

Psalm 85.8

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
   for he will speak peace to his people,
   to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.*
9 Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him,
   that his glory may dwell in our land.
10 Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
   righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
   and righteousness will look down from the sky.
12 The Lord will give what is good,
   and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before him,
   and will make a path for his steps.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Listen


Amanda Seyfried
Momma Mia 2

Listen
to Hear
聞く
Kiku
ps80

When I listen, I hear
that which is audible as clear.

Listen to hear.
It will make the sound dear.

When the Shepherd of struggle
leads those who listen to tussle with the puzzle,
those who hustle reduce the trouble
to find the jewel in the puddle.

Shine on, you that are enthroned with our youth
in the presence of the fruitful, the favored and the truth.

Stir up your strength and help.
Rear us like a lion's whelp.

Show the light of your countenance.
Help us to advance in dealing with chance.

Direct my soul in consonance
to form the shape of continence.

How long will you be angry
despite requests for the contrary?

You have fed us with the bread of tears.
The fears we hear had been put in a cup for years.

The full Cold Moon is supersized
to kiss the owl that looks wise with open eyes.

You brought a vine out of Egypt.
The strategic alliance was kept secret.

The recent regent for the region
pledged allegiance to amnesia.

The optical apparatus was Tunisian.
The masks were Venetian.

The vine was planted.
Growth was granted.

It took root and filled the land.
The shade it gave was quite grand.

Mountains were covered by the shadow.
Girls with curls shared the shade for the show.

The towering trees were under its boughs.
The bull declared his vow to the cow.

The tendrils stretched to the sea.
Europe was ravished with her own savage beauty.

The branches bounced over the river.
The reflection danced with the image of the giver.

We were enriched in speech and knowledge of every kind.
We found the love of wisdom that we sought to find.

Why was the wall for protection broken?
What word had been spoken? What deed was the token?

Now all that pass pluck its grapes.
The wild boar from the forest have changed the shape of the landscape.

The fowls of the air swooped in for their fill.
The beasts of the field looked for the thrill of the kill.

Vandals have set fire to it like rubbish.
Workers have been left with stubble and stumpage.

Look down great Gardener, grower of the colorful scene.
Uphold what's left of the plant that had been so keen and green.

Do not be exceedingly angry. Do not remember our iniquity forever.
Correct our misdeeds. Guide us with our dreams. Help us in every endeavor.

Help us to learn from the fullness of the large Cold Moon.
We must make the most of the time for our tune.


Psalm 80 Qui regis Israel

1 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph like a flock; *
shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim.
2 In the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, *
stir up your strength and come to help us.
3 Restore us, O God of hosts; *
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.
4 O Lord God of hosts, *
how long will you be angered
despite the prayers of your people?
5 You have fed them with the bread of tears; *
you have given them bowls of tears to drink.
6 You have made us the derision of our neighbors, *
and our enemies laugh us to scorn.
7 Restore us, O God of hosts; *
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.
8 You have brought a vine out of Egypt; *
you cast out the nations and planted it.
9 You prepared the ground for it; *
it took root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered by its shadow *
and the towering cedar trees by its boughs.
11 You stretched out its tendrils to the Sea *
and its branches to the River.
12 Why have you broken down its wall, *
so that all who pass by pluck off its grapes?
13 The wild boar of the forest has ravaged it, *
and the beasts of the field have grazed upon it.
14 Turn now, O God of hosts, look down from heaven;
behold and tend this vine; *
preserve what your right hand has planted.
15 They burn it with fire like rubbish; *
at the rebuke of your countenance let them perish.
16 Let your hand be upon the man of your right hand, *
the son of man you have made so strong for yourself.
17 And so will we never turn away from you; *
give us life, that we may call upon your Name.
18 Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; *
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

Isa. 64:9
Do not be exceedingly angry, O Lord,
   and do not remember iniquity for ever.
   Now consider, we are all your people.

1 Corinth. 1:5
for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind

Mark 13:28
‘From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.

12-3-17
http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-current.html
This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Cold Moon because this is the time of year when the cold winter air settles in and the nights become long and dark. This moon has also been known as the Full Long Nights Moon and the Moon Before Yule. This is also the only supermoon for 2017. The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual. It’ll shine all night long, starting around sunset on this night.

http://earthsky.org/?p=199041
Tonight’s moon shines in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. Despite the lunar glare, you still might be able to make out Aldebaran, Taurus’ brightest star – or possibly the Pleiades star cluster.

Taurus
http://www.heavens-above.com/myth.aspx?lat=52.0917&lng=5.1178&loc=Utrecht&alt=11&tz=CET&cul=en&con=Tau
https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Zodiac/Taurus/taurus.html
"Taurus, comes from the story of Europa. She was the daughter of King Agenor of Phoenicia and Telephassa. Europa became the object of Zeus' affections, and he appeared to her as a beautiful, white bull at the Phoenician waterside. The princess was awestruck by the beauty of the bull and walked over to pet it. She then climbed upon his back at which Zeus jumped into the water and carried her across the sea to Crete. He took the form of an eagle there and ravished her. She eventually bore him three sons whose names were Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Sarpedon.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Talk


Cote de Pablo
NCIS

Talk
Time
連続通話時間
Renzoku tsūwa jikan
ps95

Saturn was seen before we could dream
of counting his moons as a part of his team.

The seventh of heavenly objects that shine in the night
is the planet that is known as the symbol of time.

The oldest known of celestial spheres
adheres to the path to travel with tears
that veers from that of which the stars steer.

The Lord of the rings 
has exchanged meaningful things.

He gathered together the fauns and the nymphs
and gave them a glimpse of life without pimps.

Saturn has many moons.
Their orbits play different tunes.

Titan is larger than Mercury.
His lineage precedes that of Hercules.

Rhea is plenty smaller than our moon
but she is the wife to Saturn's swoon.

Many others are smaller still.
They don't comply with the equatorial will.
Crashes do occur.
Space debris does recur.

A co-orbit exists where the rocks change place
The inside track is replaced.
Janus and Epimetheus make the change.
Transitions are the name of their game.

Mercury is closest to the sun
but without a partner, he makes his run.

When Saturn meets Mercury in the night sky
the communication of time celebrates the harvest with wine.
Time tells the word to feel fine.

When our moon is half of full
the 'quarter' is named with less of a pull.

Low tides are inferred.
The lesser pull is conferred.

When the salt of sea is increased wind sheer is lost.
Temperatures rise. Stars become crossed.
A monster is made by regularity's loss.
Beauty and love are threatened with deadly awe.
Only fish are not tossed.
The wish for their safety is embossed
on mind's that have not been lost.
After the storm, we must count the cost.

Bow down. Bend the knee. Repair things with the management of labor.
Destruction shows the weakness that had stricken you or your neighbor.

Rock holds the joy for our salvation.
The height of mountain celebrates elation.

The depth of cavern shields us from harm.
Rubble tells the standing stone that it is lacking charm.

The sheep have been scattered on a day of darkness.
The wilderness can seem so harsh that it is heartless.

Care seeks out the flock as they drift like clouds.
The shepherd calls each by name with a voice that is loud.
The sheep have been found.

The shepherd feels the profound sound 
of joy echo from the ground.

Don't harden your heart for adversity.
Knowledge is found at the edge of uncertainty.

Quarreling in hardship was pronounced.
The counting of faults was announced.

Testing without rest was a mess.
Survival was for the fittest when it was best.

The wilderness was a maze in the mind.
The consequence for error was that which confined.

Where was there water
for your son or your daughter?

Where was the food
that would lighten your mood?

Where was the danger
that crept up like a stranger?

Where was the pasture
that would result in your laughter?

Where was the power for those who believe?
Where was the knowledge that would provide your relief?

When the Son of man and his angels appear,
will you be ready for the heavenly here?

Survival for fitness was for the best.
Learn from the experience expressed in the test.

Come let us sing the song of salvation.
It will be good for us, the world and our nation.


Psalm 95 Venite, exultemus

1 Come, let us sing to the Lord; *
let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *
and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.
3 For the Lord is a great God, *
and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the caverns of the earth, *
and the heights of the hills are his also.
5 The sea is his, for he made it, *
and his hands have molded the dry land.
6 Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, *
and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
7 For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. *
Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!
8 Harden not your hearts,
as your forebears did in the wilderness, *
at Meribah, and on that day at Massah,
when they tempted me.
9 They put me to the test, *
though they had seen my works.
10 Forty years long I detested that generation and said, *
"This people are wayward in their hearts;
they do not know my ways."
11 So I swore in my wrath, *
"They shall not enter into my rest."

Ezekiel 34:12
As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places to which they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness.

Ephesians 1:19-20
what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God* put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places...

Matt.25:31-46
 ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats...
11-26-17

Aquarius, Pices, Mercury, Saturn

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Kiss


Miley Cyrus
Liam Hemsworth

Kiss
Bliss
至福を楽しむ
Shifuku o tanoshimu
ps 65

The sky is moist with air.
The courage of conviction has to be fair.

Oversight sails on high.
Beauty gives courage an ally.

This temple was not made with human hands.
It was not built on stone. It is closer to sand
but it is on land.

Build a promise like you build a house.
Don't forget your beginning sprouts
with the tests you tout.

Prayer is answered with each test
insofar as you seek to find the best.

Start each task with the end in mind
until the step is the tie that binds.

Courage for faith 
will pave 
the way 
to say:

Design will be conceived.
Goals will be achieved.
Stress will be relieved.
Reward will be believed.
Promises will be kept.
Support will not have left.

Meaning will be what was meant.
The ominous drama of office
will honor the keeping of promise
for the honorable prominence
of love's dominance.

Forgiveness will be shown.
The drone groan will not have blown
the bliss of this kiss.
The fixable will forge forgiveness
for that which is forgivable in this.

Happiness will happen.
Welcome will be in fashion.
Reliability will protect the hallowed halls
with the brightly painted walls
of faith with fidelity
as the melody
for the clarity
of charity.

We will be satisfied in this house of satisfaction
with attraction for the action of benefaction
as the plan for action that is not just abstraction
with respect for life with liberty and the justice
that will thrust us into august robustness
with justness as our substance.

Deliverance will deliver us from ignorance
as the construction for destruction and belief
in being lawyers with destroyers as employers.

Salvation is hope that reaches
by the farthest seas to the nearest beaches.

Mountains were established by the strength of land
being pressed by pressure from beyond and beneath the sands.

The roaring waves of outraged oceans
find solace in silent motions
after the purging surge of roaring rage
releases peace from the pain of the age.

Love for life quiets the tumult
from turbulent tides and the lightning bolt.

The morning and evening
shout for joy as gateways for retrieving
the goodness of peace that reaches
to the ultimate end that the awe of awesome teaches.

The power of the sun, wind, water and soil
make grain grow as part of the plan for the least amount of toil.

Irrigation teaches water to reach low
to each place that had not been known
by moisture or had not been shown
the blessing of growth.

Drainage drives deluge into ponds
for holding the drink for the palm's unfolding fronds.

Time is crowned by provision.
Trade, travel and labor's vision
will overflow with wealth in a provident decision
of the economy's revision of monetary division.

The land abounds with boundaries
established by pastures. forest trees,
rivers, lakes, seas, deserts and constructed levies.

Meadows are adorned with flocks.
Gates are secured with locks.
Valleys give growth to grain.
Pleasure is cultivated from pain.

Life sings for the joy of living.
This joy is strengthened with thanksgiving.

Liberty is limited by the law of love for life.
Redemption transforms adversity from strife.

Happy are those who are brought near your courts.
Security transcends the structure of the fort.

Kiss bliss.
Don't dismiss this.
It will help you to dismiss
what the Swiss missed.


Like you build a temple, like you build a statue, you build a vow...

Psalm 65
To the leader. A Psalm of David. A Song.

1 Praise is due to you,
   O God, in Zion;
and to you shall vows be performed,
2   O you who answer prayer!
To you all flesh shall come.
3 When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us,
   you forgive our transgressions.
4 Happy are those whom you choose and bring near
   to live in your courts.
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
   your holy temple.
5 By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance,
   O God of our salvation;
you are the hope of all the ends of the earth
   and of the farthest seas.
6 By your* strength you established the mountains;
   you are girded with might.
7 You silence the roaring of the seas,
   the roaring of their waves,
   the tumult of the peoples.
8 Those who live at earth’s farthest bounds are awed by your signs;
you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy.

9 You visit the earth and water it,
   you greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water;
   you provide the people with grain,
   for so you have prepared it.
10 You water its furrows abundantly,
   settling its ridges,
softening it with showers,
   and blessing its growth.
11 You crown the year with your bounty;
   your wagon tracks overflow with richness.
12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow,
   the hills gird themselves with joy,
13 the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
   the valleys deck themselves with grain,
   they shout and sing together for joy.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Lift


Karen Gillan
"Jumanji"

Lift
Your Eyes
あなたの目を持ち上げる
Anata no me o mochiageru 
ps123

I lift my eyes to the sky.
From where did I arise?

The eagle soars above the land.
He glides with an ease that is grand.

He watches with the keenest sight.
Then like a lightning bolt, he strikes.

How did it feel?
Like it wasn't real
.
The lion held labor as a slave.
He kept his slaves in darkness as a cave.

The strength of courage broke his back.
The slaves were freed. They flew from the zodiac.

The augurs were the sacerdotes.
The auspices looked to denote the notes.

The prophets were the case for hope.
Criticism defined the scope.

Justice journeys through the vast unknown
to find what's fair in what can be shown.

Our eyes look for love in what can be seen.
We seek mercy, gentle as the cat that preens.

The future is given into your hand.
Govern with design as the plan.

Achievement is a goal that drives.
Excellence in performance thrives.

Anger is a feeling felt 
to cut the excess from the belt.

Wrath in action is not the path
when cruelty makes blood the bath.

Trust is built with integrity.
Behave as though you're always seen.

Invest to build on what had been built.
Refine the work. Clean up what's spilt.

There are motions in the mind
that reach beyond what's known to seek and find.

The great earth finds the quiet of time
to shake out the soft fire of desire.

We have suffered contempt from the proud.
The rule of law for people was not allowed.

There was too much scorn from the indolent.
There was not enough presence for the imminent.

Each moves towards the meeting place
from respective climbs to the divine with grace.

The winding stairs rise or fall as needed.
The way to heaven will not be cheated.

I lift my eyes to the sky.
From where did I arise?

I seek. I find. I rise.
It is to the sky I fly.


Psalm 123 Ad te levavi oculos meos

1 To you I lift up my eyes, *
to you enthroned in the heavens.

2 As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, *
and the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,

3 So our eyes look to the Lord our God, *
until he show us his mercy.

4 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy, *
for we have had more than enough of contempt,

5 Too much of the scorn of the indolent rich, *
and of the derision of the proud.