Rejoice as many as God gave you years of youth.
Rejoice and also be as faithful as Ruth.
There is time for sadness, then be sad.
In the meanwhile, be happy and glad.
Iaroslav Tuesday 18.07.2017
But what has to be done – is to be done –
Do that and it will be gone.
Even famous people had tough times,
But continued working until they got juice out of limes.
Complete your kind projects through –
That’s a rewarding thing, it’s true.
Iaroslav Saturday 05.09.2015
Love God in trouble and joy!
All your mind, all your strength, and all your heart you will need to employ.
Be afraid of no one
But Him, be ready to wait, be ready to run.
Love God with all your strength,
With all your mind, heart, and body length!
Let your heart not sink:
He will support you more than you think.
Rely on Him and go.
Let your kindness grow!
Be quick and smart;
In studies, in work, strengthen your heart!
Be afraid of no one, not anybody in sum.
Only fear God now and in the time to come –
You will bring abundant fruit,
You will grow a profound root!
Iaroslav Saturday – Sunday 19-20.01.2013
There is no time for hesitation,
Choose your way and go.
There is no time for hesitation,
Choose your boat and row.
Soon you will see the sun appear
And it will lighten your way.
Kind Heart, your luck is near,
The night retreats, you will enjoy the day!
What for to look back?
Every step draws nearer your wonderful aim.
You will forget about lack.
You will win though the world is never the same.
Be confident, act;
Your garden will thrive!
Your shield is good tact.
Wisdom is with you wherever you drive.
Iaroslav Thursday 13.11.2008
Cheer up, my friend!
Even if now you are alone,
We may meet in the end.
But now, stand,
You are a winner,
There is time to be sad,
But believe in yourself,
Things are not very bad.
He who searches, will find.
God is with you!
Cheer up, my friend, you are so kind!
Iaroslav Monday 30.11.2009
Or haven’t you got time enough?
Vanity of vanities, too much of it
And the sea of life is so rough.
Bustle can so badly hit…
But I don’t say forget all, throw away.
Just let love inside, right into your heart.
Mind your way.
Iaroslav Saturday 16.09.2006
Remember to smile,
It helps with people.
They will appreciate your style.
You can make much even out of little.
Sometimes she makes mistakes.
It’s natural, it’s alright.
Nevertheless, her young heart aches.
She’s a modern girl and is always ready to fight.
She works hard
And can never forgive herself a blunder.
They say, “It’s a normal state of things, dear bard.
Calm down, we need no thunder”.
How can it be OK
If she has no time for her family and friends?
Her work is a beast and she is a prey.
Pure soul is the treasure, but not what money sends.
Iaroslav Saturday 26.03.2005
Don’t be afraid of making a repairable mistake:
To take a university course, to meet a friend, to buy a car of a wrong make…
You will sincerely apologize, you will earn that extra dime.
The thing is you thought you have time.
Iaroslav Saturday 11.02.2017
Time is sly indeed,
It’s moving faster day after day.
Who knows what I need?
What shall I say?
Anyway, never stop rowing,
Keeping heart open;
Never being afraid of bestowing.
That is the only way in order not to feel broken.
What for to put off till tomorrow
A kind smile, a good deed?
Retardation leads to sorrow.
Time is sly indeed.
Iaroslav Tuesday – Wednesday 12-13.12.2006
Carpe diem, but remain faithful in all.
Be swift, but fulfill your call.
Separate time for fun,
Do work, read books, and run.
Iaroslav Monday 29.02.2016
If you want to be sage,
Be patient, forget about rage.
Learn to listen first of all
And you will stand where talkative people fall.
And then don’t be shy to ask;
Good advice is a half done task.
Don’t be too fast to act.
On time though you should react.
Wisdom is close,
He who accepts it will thrive like a rose.
Wisdom is calling for you.
So, listen to get your due.
Iaroslav Sunday 23.09.2007
Keep up with the time,
Be smart in the things you do.
Be faithful however high you climb.
Let your love, your health, your words be true.
Iaroslav Monday 05.09.2016
Patience is all we need!
To savour sweet berries
A farmer takes a small seed.
But time is not sold like cherries.
He who knows how to wait
Inherits riches and fame.
Better wise now than when it is too late;
Learn to control your flame.
Open your eyes to avoid blindness.
Here are two words to learn by heart:
Patience and kindness.
Among the great they make your part.
Iaroslav Saturday – Sunday 16-17.02.2008
Combien de temps faut-il pour t’oublier?
Mes lèvres vont se taire, mais mon cœur veut crier.
On me disait “Assez!”, mes amis surtout,
Mais tu es ici et là, tu es partout.
Ton regard est calme, ton sourire guérit.
Pourquoi? Je n’ai pas encore compris.
Où es-tu? Que fais-tu?
Pardonnes-moi pour être têtu…
Iaroslav Sunday 22.07.2007
When did you last admire the sky,
Green grass, and strong trees?
This is amazing, try!
You are required no fees.
How often do you look far away?
Ask yourself. The question is why.
What for to leave when you want to stay?
What for to cut your wings if you can fly?
Vanity is nothing,
Money is only a means.
Look at those who are constantly fussing.
Already old being in their teens!
But we still have a chance.
Your time hasn’t yet slept away.
Always moving like in a dance…
What is there ahead in your way?
Iaroslav Wednesday 01.08.2007
“Des médecins disent que c’est ça,
Et des romantiques disent que pas toujours” –
Un amie de moi annonça.
Depuis lors j’y ai pensé chaque jour.
Combien de temps faut-il passer?
C’est une question poétique.
Ici on ne doit pas se dépenser,
Pour chacun c’est un terme unique.
Iaroslav Saturday 06.08.2005
Time is slipping away.
Can you try to make it stay?
Nobody can, I presume.
Time escapes leaving reflections like an expensive perfume.
Always searching for better…
Always striving to read life’s enveloped letter…
Time is short and days are few.
Obscure or obvious, but it’s true.
To share time among best things
Is like a bird that flies and sings.
Wisdom makes good use of days.
He’ll win who listens to what it says.
Iaroslav Monday 09.03.2009
Seulement te rappelle toujours:
C’est à toi.
Il y a fondement même dans les plus grandes tours.
Tiens la patience et l’amour avec la foi.
What you do is important really:
Your job, your studies, your family, and your sport;
The things for which you get paid and the ones you give freely.
Your kind deeds are your fort.
Every kind deed matters.
Not because of the one who flatters,
But because they improve the world around,
Because they evoke a smile and make happiness abound.
Never question a kind deed you do,
Stay faithful to what is true.
Good intentions may mislead.
So, keep it simple when you do your duty and a kind deed.
Be sure to fulfill your duty in work and studies.
Train to respect your time your party buddies.
Live simple life of faith every day.
Keep it simple and pray.
Iaroslav Monday 04.04.2016
We may get upset
Because something doesn’t happen as we have set.
We tend to give up
Or to pretend it was not our tea cup.
We tend to forget when we get a lime
That all happens in God’s time.
So, let’s proceed with hope
That with His help we will achieve, we will cope!
Iaroslav Wednesday 10.02.2016
Не треба кричати, щоб почутим бути,
Свою справу треба добре робити та спину не боятися гнути.
Тільки той рипить, хто нічого не вміє,
Бо звертають увагу і з того радіє.
Та людина – не скрипучі ворота –
Розумний дарма не відкриває рота.
Слово – не горобець, вилитить – не піймаєш,
Тож добре поміркуй доки мовчиш, доки час ще маєш.
Iaroslav Saturday 10.04.2004
How important it is to be sure!
No doubt on that score.
You need not hesitate,
Believe, till it’s not too late.
You may try yourself anyway.
What else can I say?
I’ve tried, now I know:
So much time I felt low…
But you will enjoy success.
It’s up to you: either more or less.
Be strong and keep within law,
How important it is to be sure!
I know, you have so little time,
But it’s all about how you use it.
Do you spend a dollar trying to save a dime?
If you are overwhelmed with details, you may lose it.
Keep the bigger picture in sight,
Approach it in a smart way indeed.
Your time budget is tight –
Be wise with time to succeed.
Iaroslav Monday 12.01.2015
We enjoy our shared time
You write the best greetings for me, and I compose you a rhyme.
We cook and enjoy our meal together.
When we pray we are lighter than a feather.
Iaroslav Sunday 10.01.2016
Come out, sing carols, cheerful songs
To your family and friend
Or a soul that awaits Christmas and longs.
Glorify God, let Christmas in heart never end!
Iaroslav Tuesday 06.01.2015
Second best investment is your wife.
When it gets tough in life,
She will sell her jewellery to support the family: your children and you.
Whatever the situation is, good or bad, keep your love true.
Third best investment is children indeed.
When the time comes, invest in their education, word, and deed.
When you grow old,
They will support you, among your neighbours you will be bold.
Iaroslav Friday 04.12.2015
Everybody needs time to be alone:
Without friends, without noise, without a phone.
Everybody needs time to pray –
To speak with God, to reflect on His way.
Iaroslav Sunday 11.10.2015
What is life of a modern scholar like?
He (let us use masculine for the purpose of convenience)
Gets up, brushes teeth, drinks water, prays, and rides his bike.
He does not start his day with scholarly opinions.
He returns from his workout,
Takes shower, if required,
Has his breakfast, sometimes with sauerkraut.
He does not start work until after meal to avoid being tired.
When the meal is done,
It’s time to tackle tasks;
But for lunch he is gone
To eat, to rest, to prepare to answer whatever his class asks.
When his work (research and classes)
Is done for the day,
He puts away bulbs and weird masses,
He returns home without delay.
He has his dinner before six o’clock.
This meal is lightest, lunch is mid,
Breakfast is heartiest – this rule is like a rock.
He rejoices over what he did.
Besides his usual things,
He goes to a swimming pool twice a week.
He goes to Church on Sunday to share prayer and what the Lord graciously gives.
He makes healthy food, he is meek.
He likes reading books about adventures,
Enjoys spending time with family and friends.
He does charity and other worthy ventures.
At 9pm his day ends.
He goes to bed at this time.
He prays, brushes teeth, washes his face.
This scholar likes wise and harmless rhyme.
Things in life are to be taken at a moderate pace.
Exercise your body –
You only get one.
Whether you work or study,
There are a lot of things that can be done.
What do you like?
Walking, swimming, jogging or riding a bike;
Playing basketball, volleyball, soccer or dancing?
There are things which require no financing.
You have no time to spare;
In fact, exercising will save you some.
It will help you to learn, to work, and to prepare.
Find the exercises you like and come!
Iaroslav Saturday 24.10.2015
There is time to work
And there is time to play;
Time to eat pork
And time to “vegetize” your tray.
There is time to cry
And there is time to smile;
Time to refrain and time to try;
To rest and to cover a mile.
Iaroslav Sunday 11.10.2015
A good husband is a support –
He is wise, gentle, and strong as a fort.
He comes from work as soon as he can;
To embrace his wife and his kids is the plan.
A good family is built on love and support –
They share joy, solve issues, go together for a walk and do sport.
They are a team:
They love, they build, they gleam!
Iaroslav Wednesday 09.09.2015
Always think before you answer,
Take your time to reflect.
You are not a break dancer;
Think now because your reply will have an effect.
Iaroslav Saturday 01.11.2014
When you drive, drive in a way which is safe and sure.
If unsure, don’t go.
You will save a life, the baby will enjoy the sky azure.
Your payments on your car will be so low.
When you use your car, make safe your drive.
It happens that out of nowhere cars and people dive,
But you be cautious at all times
With yourself and others to save precious lives.
Iaroslav Friday 21.08.2015
Bless the Lord, all you His servants
Bless the Lord, all you who come to Church,
Who spend your time in constant search
Of His Love and Way!
Bless the Lord when you do, when you speak, when you pray!
Iaroslav Tuesday 14.07.2015
Do not listen to the one who is hurrying –
Have time to do it right –
Things for him are blurry,
But you keep clear sight.
Iaroslav Thursday 02.06.2011
Once a man committed a crime:
He stole something at that time.
Then the police were on his trail.
The man was spotted by a friar.
The latter took him to his monastery cell
And treated his wounds very well.
When the police came after their prey,
The monk did not betray.
Since then the man often prayed
And both souls were saved.
Iaroslav Sunday 05.08.2012
Be consistent in good:
Do something good all the time!
For our souls, kind things are like food;
So, nourish it well with kind deeds and good rhyme.
Watch what you say,
Be patient when people are rude
‘Cause you have your own way.
Whatever they do, try to do things which are good!
Iaroslav Thursday 11.12.2014
Non si vanta, non è individioso;
Non si gonfia, non conta ore;
Non cerca il suo interesse, ma è industrioso.
Questo è amore!
Iaroslav Monday 18.05.2015
Життя – це великий дар,
Не варто про це забувати
І тільки Господь може ним наділяти;
Життя наповнює все від моря до хмар.
Але той, хто його має
Розпорядитися ним правильно мусить,
Найвищої мудрості життя вимагає
І розумний для початку язика закусить.
Не варто життя марнувати,
Його треба цінити, сміливіше крокувати.
Кожен сам все зважить, але час швидко спливає,
Укріпиться той у житті, хто надію на Бога покладає.
Iaroslav Tuesday 07.08.2004