Saturday, November 28, 2015


Monica Bellucci

to Shine
Salire a brillare 
Kagayaki ni jōshō

My soul rises for beauty.
Beauty shines for health.

Lead me into leadership.
Teach me the path by design.

Let me not suffer the pain of shame.
I won't let my enemies humiliate me.
Help me to find truth with integrity.

Salvation comes with the promise 
of being saved. Trust abides 
with the Savior.

Let none who look with faith look in vain.
Let the schemes of the treacherous be averted.

Compassion will be remembered.
Love comes from eternity.
It is everlasting.

Redeem me with forgiveness.
Let me forget those things 
that hinder my progress
in redemption.

Atonement requires 
constitutional reparation
as a form of resolve 
to manage responsibility
with respect for rights.

Humility is gracious.
It does not seek to control
others with the threat of death
over the power of life.

Those who don't seek to control
life with violence or cruelty are humble.
The light of life lets love shine for these.

Love is the path to civility.
Faith is the way to faithfulness.

Loyalty is sought in friendship.
Friendship doubles joy and divides sorrow.
Adversity tests the balance.

Family functions with respect.
Community is built with civility.
Government has to represent law.

Humility yields forgiveness 
for redemption. Flaws in the law
have to be corrected by amendment
or the errors of violence and cruelty 
are mass produced.

Who are they who respect
the right to life? They agree to outlaw war
and the death penalty. They agree to respect
civil and human rights. Responsibility has
been chosen for prosperity and posterity. 

Cruelty in punishment has been reduced
by the provision against it in law.

Death from disease has been diminished
by medicine, public sanitation and trash removal.

Healthcare promotes proactive treatment.

Stay healthy. Healing is not required.

Profit from plutocracy will be stopped
by amending the constitution of law.

My eyes are looking 
for profit from redemption;
from trade in legal commerce
and tourism.

Let those who profited from violence 
stop and make reparations. If they refuse, 
let them be corrected by prosecution or suit.

Look upon the misery that was added to adversity
by the story for the glory of war and stand 
opposed to the fiction. 

Look upon those who were defined as enemies
by war. Have mercy on non-combatants and those
who respect the rules for engagement in relation
to defense. 

Terrorism is a crime. Crime has to be prosecuted
in a court of law for verification of the charge.

Belonging to another group however is not a crime.
People have the right to assemble for worship
or for participation in government by petition 
or protest. 

People don't have the right to kill or harm others
to impose punishment for membership
in other groups.

Let integrity in purpose defend my cause.
My hope is set for justice.

Preserve the ethics of morality.
Life lives for those who love.

25 Ad te, Domine, levavi

1 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;
my God, I put my trust in you; *
let me not be humiliated,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
2 Let none who look to you be put to shame; *
let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes.
3 Show me your ways, O Lord, *
and teach me your paths.
4 Lead me in your truth and teach me, *
for you are the God of my salvation;
in you have I trusted all the day long.
5 Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love, *
for they are from everlasting.
6 Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions; *
remember me according to your love
and for the sake of your goodness, O Lord.
7 Gracious and upright is the Lord; *
therefore he teaches sinners in his way.
8 He guides the humble in doing right *
and teaches his way to the lowly.
9 All the paths of the Lord are love and faithfulness *
to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
10 For your Name's sake, O Lord, *
forgive my sin, for it is great.
11 Who are they who fear the Lord? *
he will teach them the way that they should choose.

12 They shall dwell in prosperity, *
and their offspring shall inherit the land.
13 The Lord is a friend to those who fear him *
and will show them his covenant.
14 My eyes are ever looking to the Lord, *
for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
15 Turn to me and have pity on me, *
for I am left alone and in misery.
16 The sorrows of my heart have increased; *
bring me out of my troubles.
17 Look upon my adversity and misery *
and forgive me all my sin.
18 Look upon my enemies, for they are many, *
and they bear a violent hatred against me.
19 Protect my life and deliver me; *
let me not be put to shame, for I have trusted in you.
20 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, *
for my hope has been in you.
21 Deliver Israel, O God, *
out of all his troubles.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Penelope Cruz

Rappelez-vous de courage.
Recuerde coraje.
Yūki o wasurenaide kudasai

Danger is required for courage.

There are promises to keep
despite adversity:
"I will not sleep under the roof 
of my house; nor climb into bed;
my eyes will not close 
nor my eyelids flutter down to defeat
in sleep before I find a resting place 
for the promise of the memory 
of the essential essence
of divine presence."

The ark. We heard that it was fruitful

in the field between the trees in the forest.

Let us go to the dwelling place with love.
Let us rejoice with thanksgiving
for the seat of mercy in judgment.

"Rise O light for life. Rise to your resting place

in the heaven under the roof of our sky. 
You and the mighty ark of your promise will attest
to the bounty of our faith."

Let your people be clothed in celebration.

Let the faithful rejoice with jubilation.

"Do not turn away from the face of the Anointed

who suffered the trials of hardship with courage."

An oath has been sworn for the brave.

It will not be broken in truth.

"The fruit of your body 
will sit upon a throne.

"Your children's children

will not be alone
when they keep the covenant
and the testimony  
that truth condones."

The Leader chooses leadership

as the temper for a place in space.
Love for life will be the home 
for habitation.

"I will dwell here 

for I find delight in the light."

Surely, your provisions will be blessed.
The poor will eat in their houses.

Priests will be adored by the horn of salvation.

The instrument will be played for the people with joy.

Valor will flourish there.

Bravery will be adorned with light
from the lamp for the Anointed.

"Your enemies will have to learn from shame,

but this crown will shine to illuminate time."

132 Memento, Domine

1 Lord, remember David, *
and all the hardships he endured;

2 How he swore an oath to the Lord *
and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:

3 "I will not come under the roof of my house, *
nor climb up into my bed;

4 I will not allow my eyes to sleep, *
nor let my eyelids slumber;

5 Until I find a place for the Lord, *
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."

6 "The ark! We heard it was in Ephratah; *
we found it in the fields of Jearim.

7 Let us go to God's dwelling place; *
let us fall upon our knees before his footstool."

8 Arise, O Lord, into your resting-place, *
you and the ark of your strength.

9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; *
let your faithful people sing with joy.

10 For your servant David's sake, *
do not turn away the face of your Anointed.

11 The Lord has sworn an oath to David; *
in truth, he will not break it:

12 "A son, the fruit of your body *
will I set upon your throne.

13 If your children keep my covenant
and my testimonies that I shall teach them, *
their children will sit upon your throne for evermore."

14 For the Lord has chosen Zion; *
he has desired her for his habitation:

15 "This shall be my resting-place for ever; *
here will I dwell, for I delight in her.

16 I will surely bless her provisions, *
and satisfy her poor with bread.

17 I will clothe her priests with salvation, *
and her faithful people will rejoice and sing.

18 There will I make the horn of David flourish; *
I have prepared a lamp for my Anointed.

19 As for his enemies, I will clothe them with shame; *
but as for him, his crown will shine."

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Zoe Saldana

Kōfuku no tsuikyū 
ps 16

Defend me, Defender. I take refuge in you.

I have said to the Leadership in the rule of law, 
"You are my Leader, my good above all other."

It is the defense of the right to life 
that makes it worth living.

My delight is for those who defend themselves;
upon those who are noble among the people.

Those who shed human blood for propitiation
will have their troubles multiplied.

Liberty with justice, you are my portion in my cup.
Respect for rights earns my lot.

My boundaries enclose a pleasant place. 
I have good heritage as my legacy.

I will bless the Counselor 
who counsels for goodness.

My heart teaches me to seek justice;
night after night.

I have set moral law
as the objective for my ethics. 

My heart is glad. My spirit rejoices.
My body enjoys the natural measure 
of pleasure for hope.

I will not abandon myself to the grave.
Love will not throw me into the pit.

Your design will show me the path to life.
There is fullness of joy in your presence.

The measure for pleasure is not determined
by pain on any account in any amount. 

Pain is simply a reminder that pleasure 
plays an important part 
in the pursuit of happiness
for the fullness of joy.

16 Conserva me, Domine
1 Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; *
I have said to the Lord, "You are my Lord,
my good above all other."
2 All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, *
upon those who are noble among the people.

3 But those who run after other gods *
shall have their troubles multiplied.
4 Their libations of blood I will not offer, *
nor take the names of their gods upon my lips.

5 O Lord, you are my portion and my cup; *
it is you who uphold my lot.
6 My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; *
indeed, I have a goodly heritage.

7 I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; *
my heart teaches me, night after night.
8 I have set the Lord always before me; *
because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.

9 My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices; *
my body also shall rest in hope.
10 For you will not abandon me to the grave, *
nor let your holy one see the Pit.
11 You will show me the path of life; *
in your presence there is fullness of joy,
and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Danica McKellar

Imi o kōchiku 

Unless the house is built in line
with design in time, labor is wasted.

Unless security is provided for the skelter
of shelters in the city, individual vigil
is wasted for those who keep it.

Each day shines for life. Rising is birth.
Work is youth. Twilight is retirement;
sleep, a dark rest from consciousness.

Youth is a gift that improves views
about the news and what we choose.

Marriage requires knowledge of self
in another guise for the wise. Where
was I when I would have said or
will I be there later instead?

Happy are those who use logic
for reason. Statements are the focus
for meaning in conversation. Character
is a component in communication,
but personal attack does not produce
a test for the statements.

Only a hypothesis that is subjected
to experiment by the scientific method
can be considered a product of
experimental science.

Whoever uses reason will not lack
for something to test even when
confrontation seeks to close down
the consideration of production.

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Clare Kramer

Eikō o kanjimasu 

The earth orbits the sun in the solar system
in our place in space among the galaxies of the universe.

The world is all that lies between the earth and sky.

We are the people who dwell therein.

The earth was fashioned with seas.

The currents in the water and air
contrast the solid ground beneath our feet.

"Who cannot ascend the hill to see height?

Let her know that she has the right."

"All those who believe in the right to life;

who have not pledged themselves to falsehood,
who clean their bodies and mind for a pure heart."

They will receive blessings from life;

reward from the Author of design.

Such is the generation of those who feel love;

who seek the face that authored mind.

Lift up your heads for safety amidst risk.

Raise them high to look for the lasting doors.
Let the glory of light shine for your mind.

Who made the sight that cannot be seen? 

The Maker of life is the glory of this sight.

24 Domini est terra

1 The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, *
the world and all who dwell therein.

2 For it is he who founded it upon the seas *
and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep.

3 "Who can ascend the hill of the Lord? *
and who can stand in his holy place?"

4 "Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, *
who have not pledged themselves to falsehood,
nor sworn by what is a fraud.

5 They shall receive a blessing from the Lord *
and a just reward from the God of their salvation."

6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, *
of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob.

7 Lift up your heads, O gates;
lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
and the King of glory shall come in.

8 "Who is this King of glory?" *
"The Lord, strong and mighty,
the Lord, mighty in battle."

9 Lift up your heads, O gates;
lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
and the King of glory shall come in.

10 "Who is he, this King of glory?" *
"The Lord of hosts,
he is the King of glory."