Рідна мова

Рідна мова – бальзам для душі,
Струмок для вух джерельний,
Для язика – то мед;
Для голови – пірина.

Втомлену душу підкрипить,
Хворе тіло зціляє.
Це – від Бога!
Рідна мова – то життя!
Iaroslav                                                    September 2009

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Be friend to God

Be slave to God and not to men.
Fear God on all your ways.
Be not afraid of people now or then.
May God prolong your days!

May they be filled with health and joy!
Fear God and not men to achieve your goal:
You have a smart head, employ!
Keep straight your back and sound your soul!
Iaroslav                                                    October 2014

Vain is the help of man

Vain is the help of man.
Through God we will show strength.
It is useless to rely on what man can.
If you want to enjoy victories at length,

Rely on God in all.
He beautifies your head with a crown;
He protects from a fall;
He dresses you with a PhD gown!
Iaroslav                                                         Tuesday 12.05.2015

Why are you upset

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Why are you upset?
Every sunrise and every sunset
Bring hope.
Have courage, it’s just a slope.

A rise will follow,
Keep on trying, dear fellow.
Keep your chin up and kind your heart.
Keep your head smart!
Iaroslav                                                         Friday 08.05.2015

What you can do to succeed, do

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What you can do to succeed, do, –
Put off secondary things to free your head;
Remember what is true,
In order to fly keep your wings spread.

Image credit: Alan D. Wilson, “Canada Goose – natures pics” August 22, 2008, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.5.
Iaroslav                                                         Sunday 23.10.2011

Give me just a little smile

Give me just a little smile,
You have your own beautiful style.
Whatever it is, it will soon pass.
Cheer up, look at the greenness of grass.

You have an amazing head;
Not relying on force, you use it instead.
You are beautiful and strong in your way!
Be wise and harmless whatever they say!
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 23.05.2015

Love God

Love God on all your ways
For you don’t know the length of your days.
Do not put it off till tomorrow.
There aren’t too many things to follow:

Love God with all your mind, strength, and heart.
And love your neighbour as yourself, it’s not a complex art.
Your heart will prompt where to start.
Keep your shoulders straight, your head is so smart!
Iaroslav                                                          Thursday 11.09.2014

Love love

Love love and seek it at home, at work, and everywhere,
And it will yield its fruit you won’t know where.
It will cling to you
As if you were covered with glue!

Love love and you will find!
If someone does not understand, never mind;
Smile and keep your way ahead.
May God’s love protect you from your feet to the head!
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 30.08.2014