Is the sun still shining bright?

Is the sun still shining bright?
Let’s go and check a weather site.
Because there is no more desire
To live, live real, there is no fire!

Does love still exist?
“Oh, yes!!!”, postcard companies insist,
“Oh, yes!!!”, jewellers support,
“Just purchase, buy; the time is short!”

Has Jo turned off reason?
Has gotten used to indifference and treason?
Perhaps, in this Jo found pleasure…
Alone all day, almost blind by a screen, Jo’s “sacred treasure”…

But eyes are to see –
Jo’s soul is free.
Ears are to hear –
Jo will change and win, no need to fear!
Iaroslav                                                    Sunsday 24.02.2008


Share your smile

Share your smile to brighten somebody’s day,
To lighten your own way,
To support when people go or stay,
To communicate more light than when you just say!
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 17.03.2019

Зірка над вертепом яскраво засяє

Зірка над вертепом яскраво засяє,
Зорі на небі, холод на дворі.
Веселий дзвін у серці лунає,
Місяць про Радість Велику звіщає.

Це – Різдво, свято дивовижне,
Шлях до казки, до мрії,
Христове Різдво, справжнє, не книжнє:
Радіє усе, небо й земля, верхнє та нижнє.

У цей вечір святковий
Усе інакшим стає.
Кожен має свій шлях винятковий,
Не потрібен абзац додатковий.

Та сьогодні Господь єднає серця!
Як сніг хай білішає чиста душа,
Не на показ, не на раз, не для червоного слівця.
Різдво, – Україно, хай не жаліє митець олівця!

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Upper Kananaskis lake (36000875896)” July 15, 2017, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Saturday 22.11.2008

Open your heart for Christmas

Christmas, what a bright Day!
It’s time to smile, give, take, and pray!
It’s time when you can play
As if you were a child constructing with clay.

Open your heart, let Christmas come and stay,
Let the kind child in you rejoice at each sun ray!
Keep your own bright, courageous, perseverant way.
Merry Christmas! I wish you happy smiles and a full tray!

Image credit: Mrspix, “Castle Mountain in Winter” March 9, 2017, via Wikimedia Commons, , CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 24.12.2017

Wrong or right?

For some you will always be of a wrong size:
Too small for some; too big for others at the same time.
Yet for others you will be just right – however hard to realize –
Even if you have a few extra pounds or as slim as a dime.

For some you will be a boor,
But for others – all right,
Whether you are rich or poor;
Their friend, gentle and bright.

Therefore, you will hear all,
But take things with a pinch of salt.
In all things pray, whether big or small.
Avoid those who do not love and find fault.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 10.12.2017

Love is all I have, it’s true

Love is all I have, it’s true.
Love is what helps me break through.
But what else does a person need,
Whatever is her or his honest breed?

Life is different for a loving heart,
Simple happiness is its part.
Spread shoulders and bright eyes…
Love is a dove that flies!
Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 04.12.2008