Defend your thesis with God’s help

No one will defend your thesis, only yourself:
With God’s help you can do.
Be not afraid, but be ready.
Let your words be steady!
Let your research be bold and true!
Defend and let it help others and win the best library shelf!
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 03.11.2013

Дякуйте Богу і славте Його

Дякуйте Богу і славте Його
У ділах, словах, думках.
Заради нас Він дав Сина Свого, –
Хай у нас діє любов, нехай зникає страх.

Дякуйте і славте Христа.
Не бійтеся почати з чистого листа.
Хай Господь єднає серця;
Хай любов діє у нас із початку і до кінця.
Iaroslav                                                    Tuesday 26.10.2019

Sonnet XXI

Sonnet XXI
So is it not with me as with that Muse,
Stirred by a painted beauty to his verse,
Who heaven itself for ornament doth use
And every fair with his fair doth rehearse,

Making a couplement of proud compare
With sun and moon, with earth and sea’s rich gems,
With April’s first-born flowers, and all things rare,
That heaven’s air in this huge rondure hems.

O! let me, true in love, but truly write,
And then believe me, my love is as fair
As any mother’s child, though not so bright
As those gold candles fixed in heaven’s air:

Let them say more that like of hearsay well;
I will not praise that purpose not to sell.
Author: W. Shakespeare (c. 1564 – 1616)

Сонет 21
Я не такий як той поет, порожньому співець,
Який в віршах про слівце червоне дбає.
Для нього небо – лиш візерунок вдалий;
Але мистецтво справжнє пихатості не знає.

А той поет коханій цілі оди пише,
Все про квіточки весняні та далі безкінечні,
Про сонце, місяць і про те, як схід красою дише,
І жодних сумнівів у нього, чи ці слова доречні.

Для мене ж правда головне
І я пишу відверто бо певен, що так треба:
Пишу, що мила гарна як дитя земне,
Та аж не як світило з неба.

Порожньому я не співець, навіщо мені своє кохання вихваляти?
Я не збираюсь його на продаж виставляти.
Translator: Iaroslav                                                          Thursday 23.11.2006

Love God with all your heart

Sky and Water
Love God with all your heart,
Be frank in it: in whole, in part.
You will see the way!
God will show, so love and pray.

Love in word and love in deed
For love is dead without good seeds.
So many brothers are in need,
Look at your neighbour, his poverty pleads.

Love God and remember:
From January through December,
From morning till night,
Let your love shine, let love be bright!
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 29.08.2010

Is it raining now?

Is it raining now?
Outdoors or inside?
If outdoors, I make my bow.
The sun will come out for you to go for a ride.

But the latter is complicated.
It has been said a lot,
And much is dedicated
To the word and its plot.

If it hurts inside,
And the soul is longing for light,
Rely upon God in order not to slide.
The pain will vanish,
Your heart will see a wonderful sight.

Image credit: Tim Wenzel, “Rainbow over Prince George, BC” September 21, 2013, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                   Saturday 01.04.2006

In such a way

Live in such a way
That nothing overshadows your day
Because you skip good words to say,
Good deeds to do, a long-awaited visit to pay.

You work a lot, but remember to rest;
No need to overwork, just do your best.
In studies, prepare timely for your test.
Say prayers and with love build your nest.
Iaroslav                                                   Friday 05.07.2019

Where there is God, there is victory

Where there is love which is true,
There is truth and God indeed.
Where there is God, there is victory all the way through.
It is in word, in thought and in deed.

Only make sure that your love is not blind,
But patient, forgiving, orderly truly.
On God, your neighbour, the truth set your mind;
With that you will win, you will overcome duly.

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Forget me not ponds Kananaskis Alberta Canada (23455900701)” November 29, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                   Monday 27.05.2019


L’amour est patient,
Il est plein de bonté.
Ce secret est ouvert aux enfants.
Même le soleil a besoin d’amour pour monter.

L’amour n’est point envieux;
L’amour ne se vante point.
Qui peut dire mieux?
C’est vrai et beau au moins.

L’amour ne s’enfle point d’orgueil,
Il ne fait rien de malhonnête.
L’amour est frai et pur comme une feuille
Et aussi doux comme une sonnette.

Il ne cherche point son intérêt,
Il ne s’irrite point.
Regarde, il faut être prêt,
L’amour est là, ici, pas loin.

Il ne soupçon point le mal,
Il ne se réjouit point de l’injustice…
Écoute, c’est pas une chose banale.
Les mots sont divers et l’idée est lisse.

…mais il se réjouit de la vérité;
Il excuse tout, il croit tout.
L’amour fait le cœur battre et rêver.
Il espère tout, il supporte tout.

L’amour ne périt jamais.

*See the Bible: 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13.
Iaroslav                                                    Wednesday 14.09.2005


Whatever happens, stand
Despite all hardships and misfortunes,
Despite your words or deeds you need to amend;
Despite all losses and fortunes.

When it’s more than you can handle, pray.
You have the Church, your family and friends, hey!
No need to wait for a negative thing to arrive…
Keep praying and in prayer thank, share, ask – you are alive.
Iaroslav                                                    Tuesday 23.04.2019