senryu – do you know? = le sais-tu? = si angeli consolation in the coronavirus pandemic do you know? you see angels live on earth with us where they adore us all la consolation durant la pandémie du coronavirus le sais-tu? vois-tu ? des anges vivent parmi nous et ils nous adorent tous consolazione durante la pandemia del coronavirus sì angeli vivono con noi e ci adorano Richard Vallance © by/ par Richard Vallance 2020 photo public domain/ domaine public Pixabay
senryu – yes whatever you do = oui quoi que tu fasses for your very best of friends = pour le meilleur de tes amis/ la meilleure de tes amies the Song of Songs, also the Song of Solomon or Canticles yes whatever you do you are the song of songs even in your absence la Chanson des chansons, autrement dit la Chanson de Solomon ou les Cantiques oui quoi que tu fasses t'es la chanson des chansons même en ton absence Richard Vallance © by/ par Richard Vallance 2020 photo public domain/ domaine public Pixabay
why say? you are in our prayers – say we are the light pourquoi dire ? vous êtes dans nos prières - dites nous sommes la lumière Richard Vallance Bahá'í logo for world religions = le logo des Bahá'í des religions du monde To my mind, there are really no religions, there is only God and ourselves. So we do not need to pray, because we are in essence prayer. To love God and to love one another is the only thing that matters. Selon moi, il n'y a pas de religions, il y a seulement Dieu et nous-mêmes. Donc nous n'avons pas besoin de prier, parce que nous sommes essentiellement la prière. La seule chose qui compte, c'est d'aimer Dieu et les uns les autres.
You may have fallen prey for Willem Tensen You may have fallen prey to such a fate as only we imagine and cannot share; we know your soul shall never abrogate her duty to her God in every prayer you offer up to Him alone with all you fairest friends and closest kin alike according to your heart's most ardent call to rally yourself against this dire strike, this awful blow to you and yours you know you never deserved in your faintest dreams, this unexpected, all too nasty blow which only love, yours and our Lord's redeems. Your injury is also ours to bear if only we'll bear the cross you lightly share. Richard Vallance October 2 2019 photo public domain
senryu – Silhouette Silhouette God's Tuxedo miracle – boy she knows it! Silhouette le miracle Tuxedo de Dieu – et elle le sait ! Richard Vallance photo © by/ par Richard Vallance 2019
spring haiku de printemps – spring flooding = inondation spring flooding over waves of sand – the artist? inondation de printemps, vagues de sable – qui est l’artiste ? Richard Vallance
Sonnet I am the Resurrection and the Life Vulgate Version Am I the Life? As Jesus moved her to these words, I say, as Martha said, “I know he’ll rise again in the last hour of the very last day.” And Jesus asked, “Am I the light, if slain? Do you believe in me?.. resurrected as am I? Nor have I died! Believe and live... Do you believe?” ... “Lord, I do, elected as you are, Messiah to all who give themselves to you alone, the Son of God, come to this world!” And saying this, she left an sought her sister Mary, who was so awed she turned to her and said, “Be not bereft as God is ours and we are his alone... I know we’ll live beside him by his throne.” Richard Vallance This sonnet is based on John 11:24-27, here in English 24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” 27 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” ad here in the Vulgate Latin: 24 Dicit ei Martha: Scio quia resurget in resurrectione in novissimo die. 25 Dixit ei Jesus: Ego sum resurrectio et vita: qui credit in me, etiam si mortuus fuerit, vivet: 26 et omnis qui vivit et credit in me, non morietur in æternum. Credis hoc? 27 Ait illi: Utique Domine, ego credidi quia tu es Christus, Filius Dei vivi, qui in hunc mundum venisti.
funny senryu rigolo – OMG, what’s that! = mais quelle horreur ! OMG, whazz’s that! the dog shat on the carpet! I’m gonna die! mais quelle horreur ! le chien a chié sur le tapis ! je vais périr ! Richard Vallance
Easter haiku de paques – a young lad = le jeune garçon a young lad, lilies in his hand – seraphim of peace le jeune garçon, des lis dans ses mains – l’ange de la paix Richard Vallance photo by/ par Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856-1931)
spring haiku de printemps – daffodils, we chorus! = jonquilles, quel refrain ! daffodils, we chorus Joy to the World! Our Lord is come! jonquilles, tes refrains ! la Joie dans le monde ! Le Seigneur arrive ! Richard Vallance I don’t know about you, but I adore this haiku I was so deeply inspired to pen. While singing it, I was moved to tears! Je ne sais guère ce que vous en pensez, mais moi, j’adore cet haiku qui m’a si profondément inspiré. Alors que je le chantais, j’étais ému aux larmes !
The Blue Mosque In Istanbul, the Blue Mosque, Allah’s shrine of Holy shrines, invokes his Love for all who visit her but once, His holy sign for every faith, to those who heed the call; Yes, raise your eyes on high, and view her vaults and Carian columns so fairly nuanced you’ll fall on your knees... where?... in Allah’s sight, whose Mind is in our humblest minds ensconced. And if you sense that Jesus too is there and Moses from the Mountain has returned, how can the world ignore your every prayer, how can we fail if love is never spurned? Religions of the world must reunite since this, our holy shrine, reveals the Light. Richard Vallance February 28 2019 I was profoundly blessed when I had the great good fortune to visit the Blue Mosque, Istanbul, on April 29 2012. Never in my entire life have I ever ever seen a religious shrine as lovely as this. I was utterly overwhelmed by its sheer glory. If you ever get the chance to visit the Blue Mosque, you should not pass it by. You will be so deeply moved and graced by it that you will never regret for an instant your having visited it. The photo you see here is my own. J’ai été profondément béni d’avoir la chance inestimable de visiter la Mosquée Bleue à Istanbul le 29 avril 2012. Je n’ai jamais vu de la vie un lieu saint aussi beau que celui-ci. J’ai été complètement bouleversé par sa gloire imposante. Si vous aurez jamais l’occasion de la visiter, vous ne devez pas la laisser s’échapper. Vous serez tellement ému que vous ne regretterez jamais un seul instant une telle visite. C’est ma propre photo que vous voyez ici.
No Isis, a sonnet lambasting the disgusting ISIS movement! No Isis, a sonnet lambasting the disgusting ISIS movement! The radical ISIS movement is an appalling insult to the hallowed memory of the great immortal Egyptian gods, Isis and Osiris! I make no apologies whatsoever for writing this scathing sonnet, because, no matter what the religion, Christianity, Islam or any other religion, fundamentalists are a scourge on the eternal Love of Almighty God.
Full Measure, a Sonnet for a dear friend The measure of our love is fully gained again, and once again we have ensured our love can never never be restrained, though decades pass. And so it has endured. If you and I had never fallen out we never would have rediscovered bliss; now since it’s certain we are both devout our God ordains our love is not remiss. Since God ordains our love from Heaven’s gate, we may rest assured He loves us dearly, and know no time for love can come too late since in sharing grace we love sincerely. And though we die, we never die in death but share the breath of Heaven’s hallowed breath. © by Richard Vallance Janke Sept. 14 2018; revised Feb. 22 2019
autumn haiku d’automne – the stone angel = l’ange de pierre the stone angel on her children’s tomb – infinity’s love l’ange de pierre sur la tombe de ses enfants – l’amour infini Richard Vallance
Under the syllabogram RE in Minoan Linear A, there appears to be only one word of possible proto-Greek origin and it is... This table is self-explanatory.
If quantum... a sonnet on quantum mechanics & computing and the mind If quantum “God does not play dice with the universe.” - Albert Einstein, The Born-Einstein Letters, 1916-55 ... or does He? If quantum is the boson of the mind, if D-Wave is the wave the future rides, if we are ready not to be purblind, if we can take in bounds prodigious strides, if God is in our molecules (or not), if we are God Himself... or He is we, with what is heaven’s promise fraught? ... or what’s unseen beyond we’ve yet to see? If we’ve overshot the rim of space and time, where were we likely sooner to arrive? ... and is the universe still as sublime as ever? ... or are we now in overdrive? If you are reading this and feel confused, Well, join the club. I also am bemused. Richard Vallance, January 18, 2017
Bahai’ = the latest Dispensation from God = Progressive Revelation Imagine my astonishment when I happened across the teachings of the Bahai’ Faith, which came into being in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Its teachings are revolutionary. It allows one to keep the faith of one’s birth, in my case, Christian, but it opens up so many avenues to a faith greater than all religions, including itself. The Bahai’s firmly believe that theirs is not the last revelation, that more are to come. This sets them apart from all past religions. Unlike all previous religions of the past, the Bahai’ faith firmly counsels universal education, the education of women and the equal rights of women and men, the promotion and teaching of technology and science, and the list goes on and on. This sort of religion truly appeals to an intellectual such as myself. I shall be posting the tenets of the Bahai’ faith on a regular basis here on Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae. Here are the first three observations from the faith: They are real eye-openers!
Who the hell? Matthew 16:23 Get behind me, Satan! As madness burrows through the psyche’s realm, it means to chew her up and spit her out. I ask you, who the hell was at the helm? And who was God to prove, “What’s that all about?” It rankles me too few will dare to ask why some of us are sane and others not, why some are not, while some are called to task, while others see their faith is come to naught. If faith in God were not enough, then what in hell would satisfy our lust for love, and what in Heaven’s name has madness wrought to place us altogether on the spot? Since your concern was just an empty show, Don’t ask me why. You know I’ll never know. Richard Vallance, January 10, 2017
POST 1,400: another sonnet of mine, based on the previous 2 haiku in Mycenaean Greek: Never fear Matthew 14:27 But Jesus immediately spoke to them, saying, Take courage; it is I: do not be afraid. The Temple of Bahai’, Tel Aviv, Israel While you are so afraid of your own life, never fear for me, for I fear as well as well as you for every scrap of strife we shall have all endured by spiting hell: and it’s just as well, heaven willing earth shall allow Bahai’ the inspiration to distance wisdom of our precious worth, our spirit His, His imagination ours the “forever Was”, forever shared with every single soul, however ill: We’ll know the love of God has always spared us all and embraces us in his Will... ... and it’s just as well I can hear Him spell his Word on us to see us faring well. Richard Vallance, January 10, 2017
3 alternatives in Minoan Linear A for pasiteoi = “to all the gods” in Mycenaean Greek: I rummaged through every last of the scores of Minoan Linear A tablets I have on file, searching for any rendition possible commensurate with the phrase pasiteoi = “to all the gods” in Mycenaean Greek. I have made the assumption, however misplaced, that since this a 5 syllabogram or syllable phrase in Mycenaean Linear B, the cross-correlated phrase in Minoan Linear A should run to approximately the same number of syllabograms or syllables, give or take. I found 3 alternatives. I had little choice, as there is simply no way or knowing whether or not any one of these 3, iqa*118, dadumata or *47nuraja corresponds to the Mycenaean phrase, if indeed any of them do. However, the chances are pretty good that one of them does. So take your pick. I lean towards dadumata, as it looks like it might be plural, though certainly not necessarily neuter plural, corresponding to the ultimate “a”, which imposes itself on any word in the neuter or feminine plural in Mycenaean Greek. One simply cannot transpose the last vowel “a” for the neuter plural in Linear B to Linear A. The same problem obtains with *47nuraja. On the other hand, transposition of “a” for Greek “ai” in Mycenaean Greek is a (somewhat remote) possibility in Minoan Linear A. But here again we cannot and must not leap to any premature conclusions. Each of these terms qualifies as the sixty-ninth (69) term I have deciphered, more or less accuracy, in Minoan Linear A.