Friday, July 21, 2017
Higher powers are competing for control.
They rig each poll to tax the whole.
It feels right to appeal to the highest power.
The flower for the hour looks above the tower.
This invokes transcendent self.
The twelfth elf stands on the shelf.
Transcendence can detach from the will to work.
Ego can't shirk the will to exact an act or the clerk will irk the kirk.
Perspective on perception works an immediate bent
to accomplish what is necessary in the present
or the descent of dissent will be lent to ill intent.
The sense of imminent presence
provides comfort with confidence.
Presence, intelligence and creativity
are enhanced with faith in ingenuity
to avoid superfluity.
You have heard my plea.
You have searched me.
You know when I sit or stand.
I don't let things get out of hand.
You discerned my thought.
I have not been taught to damage the tot.
You observe my work and rest.
I do my best to bless the blessed.
You are acquainted with my ways.
I raise praise to avoid the dazed haze of brazen plays.
There was not a word on my lips as a token
that you did not know before it was spoken.
That which was spoken as a token of the unbroken.
Your presence guides me to the future
to avoid the shot from the shooter
to block the boot from the booter
or to lock the lock against the looter.
This is the rule of protection from the ruler.
Your reach is felt into the past.
I was urged to learn from what crashed,
smashed, trashed or was slashed.
This is the craft from the ark of aft.
Your transcendence is heaven sent.
It lies beyond the wonderment
of the thunderous.
It is so high that I feel overwhelmed.
That which was overwhelmed is compelled
Can I escape Spirit?
The farthest reach doesn't steer a bit,
but the will to reach is always near it.
Can I run from presence?
It is the essence of the present.
If I climb to heaven, you are there.
This leaven shows you care.
If I make my bed a grave, you are there also.
No sallow hollow follows the bravo of Apollo.
If I were to take a flight
in the morning light
at the farthest reaches of the sea
even there, the essence of your presence will be with me.
Your security will hold me fast.
Your courage will make me last.
If I say, "The darkness will cover me."
I will not be seen by those not near enough to see.
The light around me will turn to night.
I will be kept out of sight.
The darkness is not dark to you.
The queue is not too new to be true.
The night is as bright as day.
Even the fray has something to say.
Darkness and light are both alike in a way.
The fringe of the fray shows the rate of decay.
I am free.
Know my heart.
It provides a recurring start.
Settle my restless thoughts.
I only need that which keeps my mind taut.
Look for wrong.
It won't stay long.
Lead me in the way that is true.
It will keep me from feeling blue.
While neither slave nor serf is free,
it is right to serve to earn a fee.
To the leader. Of David. A Psalm.
1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me.
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from far away.
3 You search out my path and my lying down,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before a word is on my tongue,
O Lord, you know it completely.
5 You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is so high that I cannot attain it.
7 Where can I go from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning
and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me fast.
11 If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light around me become night’,
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my thoughts.
24 See if there is any wicked* way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
"It's Only the End of the World"
Shifuku o tanoshimu
This temple was not made with human hands.
It was not built on stone. It was 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
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 his 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
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 endless 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 division
will overflow with wealth in a provident vision
of the economy's revision of monetary division.
The wilderness 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.
Don't dismiss this.
It will help you to kiss
what the Swiss missed.
"Like you build a temple, like you build a statue, you build a vow"
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, July 7, 2017
Munn in the Sun
Birudo no dokuritsu
Love is gracious and kind.
It is worth the effort to find.
It is slow to anger and abounding in courage.
It is the scent of the rose. It makes the heart flourish.
Leadership in love is good for all.
It lifts you up. It transcends the fall.
Reality is infused with beneficent design.
Compassion helps define the responsibility that's mine.
All your work will reflect your leadership.
Freedom is formed from adversity's flip.
The glory of justice is worthy of speech.
The sweetness lies below the fuzz of the peach.
Joy is the radiance of power.
It is the light that shines after the unexpected shower.
Show the wonders of your work to your people.
The wealthy will learn they have to thread the needle.
Democracy is the commonwealth for the republic.
The periphery of perception reveals the state of the subject.
Stasis in diversity sees past the confusion.
Common ground is the basis for a lasting union.
Respect for rights generates evolution.
The generations can see we will find our solution.
Life. liberty and happiness shape our constitution.
Government is derived by substitution.
Power comes from the consent of the governed.
Victory is defined when the consent is what won her.
A union of states forms the state of alliance.
The nation protects the market from contrivance.
Trade and travel extend beyond mere compliance.
Defense is limited to the protection of self-reliance.
Rights are respected with respect for responsibility.
The quality of production is the stability of humility.
Love supports those who are faithful.
Profit rewards quality. Needs are met. We are grateful.
Charity is drawn from abundance
to provide for basic needs among us.
The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 The Lord is good to all,
and his compassion is over all that he has made.
10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your faithful shall bless you.
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,
and tell of your power,
12 to make known to all people your* mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendour of your* kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
The Lord is faithful in all his words,
and gracious in all his deeds.*
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling,
and raises up all who are bowed down.
song of songs 2:8-13
The voice of my beloved!
Look, he comes,
leaping upon the mountains,
bounding over the hills.
9 My beloved is like a gazelle
or a young stag.
Look, there he stands
behind our wall,
gazing in at the windows,
looking through the lattice.
10 My beloved speaks and says to me:
‘Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away;
11 for now the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone.
12 The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtle-dove
is heard in our land.
13 The fig tree puts forth its figs,
and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away.