Saturday, April 30, 2016
Jennifer Aniston: Bizarre Mother's Day
Heiwa o suishin shimasu
Why do nations go to war?
What is the motivation for destroying threat?
Why were those who rose up in revolt named as kings?
What is the ointment for anointment to leadership?
"Let us break their yoke," they say.
"Let us cast off their bonds from us."
The crown above the throne is sad.
The commandment against murder has been held
She speaks to them in anger.
Her eyes flash with rage against terror.
"I made the law for kings, presidents and people.
I shine my light for life with liberty for all."
Let me announce the decree
from before the start of time.
"You are mine. Today you have been made
in my image and likeness. Ask of me
and responsibility will be your inheritance;
the ends of the earth will sing for your attention.
Knowledge and measurement will be used
to manage resources for conservation.
Education will set ignorance aside."
Be wise you leaders.
Kings and queens rule
with kindness for your people.
Presidents and paupers delight
in the hope for equality
in the reduction of poverty.
Respect the law against murder.
Why hasn't war been outlawed?
Why is funding for invasion, insurrection,
terrorism, genocide and the death penalty allowed?
What are we going to do to stop
more wealth extraction from the people?
When are we going to insist on the providence
that represents our rights as members
in the family of nations?
Petition the government
to stop the extraction of wealth
from us; from our profit from
Extend the law against murder
to outlaw war and funding
for the matrix of martial actions.
Force can only be used in defense.
Lethal force is only legal against
an imminent and deadly threat.
Government has to be non-discriminatory.
Religion for peace is legal when it is non-sectarian.
Organize to promote profit from peace.
2 Quare fremuerunt gentes?
1 Why are the nations in an uproar? *
Why do the peoples mutter empty threats?
2 Why do the kings of the earth rise up in revolt,
and the princes plot together, *
against the Lord and against his Anointed?
3 "Let us break their yoke," they say; *
"let us cast off their bonds from us."
4 He whose throne is in heaven is laughing; *
the Lord has them in derision.
5 Then he speaks to them in his wrath, *
and his rage fills them with terror.
6 "I myself have set my king *
upon my holy hill of Zion."
7 Let me announce the decree of the Lord: *
he said to me, "You are my Son;
this day have I begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I will give you the nations for
your inheritance *
and the ends of the earth for your possession.
9 You shall crush them with an iron rod *
and shatter them like a piece of pottery."
10 And now, you kings, be wise; *
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Submit to the Lord with fear, *
and with trembling bow before him;
12 Lest he be angry and you perish; *
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
13 Happy are they all *
who take refuge in him!
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Adriana Lima: Peace
Shōsan no ai
Praise the light for sight
from whatever height.
Praise insight for might
in sight of the message
Praise design for time
as a sign of movement
from the sun, the moon,
the shining stars
Praise the sight of heaven
as the might of the heavens.
Let the waters rise from earth
to water the dirt from the height
of the heavens.
Praise the Designer
for design in time
for the interpretation
of your mind.
Perception leads to conception;
conception to find statements
for perspective aligned
with direction by signs.
The substance of statements
are refined and streamlined
until they unwind.
Let praise rise from sea monsters
from the depths sliding to rise above the tides
for a ride by the ship's side.
Heat makes water rise as waves of fire
that don't tire until clouds release rain,
hail, snow, tempest, thunder, lightning
Water reigns as rain waters
mountains, hills, plains, trees,
wild beasts, cattle, creeping things
and the birds that battle for the art
of song in the long drawn tempest
of life in time.
Rulers of the world: You kings, queens, princes,
principles,precepts, princesses, presidents and people
climb the steep hill to see insight into law for life with love.
Young and old, male and female, gather your savings
for salvation in the name of leadership by liberty in the law
with rights for all with peace and justice with agility for fertility,
art, production and construction
Let the name of those who love be exalted.
Let management with labor be the strength
of the people.
Let those who disagree with oppression
by the threat of death or destruction
be praised as children of equanimity
for peace with kindness in competition.
Let all those against murder
be raised in praise for the glory
that is in line with design in time.
Let all those who praise love,
live life as new leaders.
148 Laudate Dominum
Praise the Lord from the heavens; *
praise him in the heights.
2 Praise him, all you angels of his; *
praise him, all his host.
3 Praise him, sun and moon; *
praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, heaven of heavens, *
and you waters above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the Name of the Lord; *
for he commanded, and they were created.
6 He made them stand fast for ever and ever; *
he gave them a law which shall not pass away.
7 Praise the Lord from the earth, *
you sea-monsters and all deeps;
8 Fire and hail, snow and fog, *
tempestuous wind, doing his will;
9 Mountains and all hills, *
fruit trees and all cedars;
10 Wild beasts and all cattle, *
creeping things and winged birds;
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, *
princes and all rulers of the world;
12 Young men and maidens, *
old and young together.
13 Let them praise the Name of the Lord, *
for his Name only is exalted,
his splendor is over earth and heaven.
14 He has raised up strength for his people
and praise for all his loyal servants, *
the children of Israel, a people who are near him.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Anata no hitsuyō-sei o yashinaimasu
Need is my lead.
I will not bleed for greed.
I will lay back in a field of green;
to look to see what can be seen;
to chew on a long stem of grass;
to think about which path to pass;
to look upon water close at hand;
to oppose presupposing homicide by plan.
I will not deny fear of evil or strife.
Fear gives light for sight in life.
You are with me by faith and heart.
Comfort slows my racing start.
Trust will be re-written.
Inequality will be de-commissioned.
The table will be for discussion and debate.
Reason will rule without hate.
My head has been anointed with oil and sweat.
My income has been overrun by debt.
Surely goodness and mercy sustain the wait.
My life will dwell in this house of heart by faith.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Jerry Ryan: Osh Kosh by "Bosch"
Kyōi o genshō sa semasu
with caution for sufficiency.
Destruction only builds delusion
until threat reasserts
itself by intrusion.
I will applaud life
beyond the trodden trail
because there was no pause
in divine applause
My doubt did not defeat me.
I cried out for help
and I was restored to health.
I was given breath
as I was going down to death.
Sing for life you who have escaped strife.
Give thanks for the remembrance
of your deliverance.
Threat lasts for a moment.
Gratitude stays as long
as you remember.
You will remember
that love makes life
worthy of remembrance.
Weeping attends disappointment,
but joy assimilates your appointment
for the evolution of congress
When my security was based
on defeating others, I said,
"I will never be defeated.
Fortune favors the strong."
Fortune's face hid my disgrace
as I fell prey to fear. Threat
drew near. It appeared to be
for the extinction of pride.
I cried, "What will I learn
if I am extinguished with my pride?
I will have died without another stride
in the progress towards having learned
what I should have discerned
with faith for the discernment.
"What will be the profit
if I go down to the grave?
Will the dirt raise praise
for being faithful?
among the living."
My weeping was turned to joy.
I danced to celebrate redemption.
My heart sings without ceasing.
Hope did not join the deceased.
It was not seized.
It has not decreased.
Faith is a reward
for the faithful.
Threat is diminished, not finished,
by reasonable respect for due diligence
in strategic safeguards for caution.
30 Exaltabo te, Domine
1 I will exalt you, O Lord,
because you have lifted me up *
and have not let my enemies triumph over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried out to you, *
and you restored me to health.
3 You brought me up, O Lord, from the dead; *
you restored my life as I was going down to the grave.
4 Sing to the Lord, you servants of his; *
give thanks for the remembrance of his holiness.
5 For his wrath endures but the twinkling of an eye, *
his favor for a lifetime.
6 Weeping may spend the night, *
but joy comes in the morning.
7 While I felt secure, I said,
"I shall never be disturbed. *
You, Lord, with your favor, made me as strong as
8 Then you hid your face, *
and I was filled with fear.
9 I cried to you, O Lord; *
I pleaded with the Lord, saying,
10 "What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the Pit? *
will the dust praise you or declare your faithfulness?
11 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me; *
O Lord, be my helper."
12 You have turned my wailing into dancing; *
you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with joy.
13 Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; *
O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for ever.
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Sakusei o iwaimasu
not fraud, to celebrate
creation with mind.
Praise the Designer
for design in time.
Praise substance for strength.
Praise energy for power.
Praise excellence for greatness.
Praise imitation and the instrument
for the sound.
Praise composition for music and dance.
Praise direction and rehersal for performance
Praise induction in perception
for the production of conception
Praise construction for deduction
in perspective on design.
Praise detection for redemption
in the intepretation of signs.
Praise alignment for confinement
to correction for empirical mind.
Praise the crash for the bash
to the singularity of cash for the stash.
Let everything that has breath
praise creation for inspiration
in being kind in time.
150 Laudate Dominum
Praise God in his holy temple; *
praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts; *
praise him for his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him with the blast of the ram's-horn; *
Praise him with lyre and harp.
4 Praise him with timbrel and dance; *
praise him with strings and pipe.
5 Praise him with resounding cymbals; *
praise him with loud-clanging cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath *
praise the Lord.