senryu = if may I create = si je puis créer = se creo if I may create parallel worlds guess are they me? si je puis créer des mondes parallèles devine sont-ils moi ? se creo mondi paralleli quindi sono io? Richard Vallance © by/ par Richard Vallance 2020 photo public domain/ domaine public Pixabay Citations: Old Testament: “And worlds without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten” (Moses 1:32–33). New Testament: Hebrews 11:13 “Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds” (Heb. 1:1–2; italics added). Islam: Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (1149–1209), in dealing with his conception of physics and the physical world in his Matalib, "explores the notion of the existence of a multiverse in the context of his commentary" on the Qur'anic verse, "All praise belongs to God, Lord of the Worlds." He raises the question of whether the term "worlds" in this verse refers to "multiple worlds within this single universe or cosmos, or to many other universes or a multiverse beyond this known universe." In volume 4 of the Matalib, Al-Razi states: It is established by evidence that there exists beyond the world a void without a terminal limit (khala' la nihayata laha), and it is established as well by evidence that God Most High has power over all contingent beings (al-mumkinat). Therefore He the Most High has the power (qadir) to create a thousand thousand worlds (alfa alfi 'awalim) beyond this world such that each one of those worlds be bigger and more massive than this world as well as having the like of what this world has of the throne (al-arsh), the chair (al-kursiyy), the heavens (al-samawat) and the earth (al-ard), and the sun (al-shams) and the moon (al-qamar). The arguments of the philosophers (dala'il al-falasifah) for establishing that the world is one are weak, flimsy arguments founded upon feeble premises. Buddhism: Apannaka (Buddha) "Disciples," the Buddha said "nowhere between the lowest of hells below and the highest heaven above, nowhere in all the infinite worlds that stretch right and left, is there the equal, much less the superior, of a Buddha. Incalculable is the excellence which springs from obeying the Precepts and from other virtuous conduct." - Apannaka Jataka Hinduism: Every universe is covered by seven layers — earth, water, fire, air, sky, the total energy and false ego — each ten times greater than the previous one. There are innumerable universes besides this one, and although they are unlimitedly large, they move about like atoms in You. Therefore You are called unlimited (Bhagavata Purana 6.16.37) Bahá'í: Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas: SÚRIY-I-VAFÁ1 (Tablet to Vafá) It would equally be true to maintain that thy spirit, having transcended the limitations of sleep and having stripped 188 itself of all earthly attachment, hath, by the act of God, been made to traverse a realm which lieth hidden in the innermost reality of this world. Verily I say, the creation of God embraceth worlds besides this world, and creatures apart from these creatures. In each of these worlds He hath ordained things which none can search except Himself, the All-Searching, the All-Wise. Do thou meditate on that which We have revealed unto thee, that thou mayest discover the purpose of God, thy Lord, and the Lord of all worlds. In these words the mysteries of Divine Wisdom have been treasured. We have refrained from dwelling upon this theme owing to the sorrow that hath encompassed Us from the actions of them that have been created through Our words, if ye be of them that will hearken unto Our Voice.
senryu – if a single tear = si une seule larme if a single tear could drown the world's sorrows I'd shed torrents si une seule larme noit la misère du monde j'en verse des torrents Richard Vallance photo public domain basé sur ce beau poème par par Naima Bourhim Si une larme de mes yeux tomber... Pouvait noyer la misère dans le monde... J'en verserai des torrents pour l'inonder . Translated into English: If one tear falling from my eyes could drown the world's sorrows I would shed torrents to drown them. chez le groupe, Haïku universel https://www.facebook.com/groups/881510312054311/?multi_permalinks=1109764252562248%2C1109744782564195%2C1109713902567283%2C1109598735912133¬if_id=1572855335823138¬if_t=group_activity
senryu – how we all tweet = comme nous ‹‹ tweetons ›› = come noi twittiamo how we all tweet holding hands the world around comme nous ‹‹ tweetons ›› les mains tenues autour du monde come noi twittiamo tenendoci per mano il mondo intorno Richard Vallance
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.
By Many Roundelays, a sonnet for Ludwig van Beethoven, and his Symphony no. 6 in F major, “La Pastorale”, III, Allegro, “Sturm” Our Earth, from space, goes spinning, Queen of Spheres, composing clouds in rounds of roundelays, so thrilling them they rain allegro tears all over greening fields by stormed-in bays. As stallions madly wing on lightning hooves, they beat the Seven Seas, and break the calm. They race to hem the hale moon in, that moves their fears to tear us from our smug aplomb. Our prayers are vain! They’ll never acquiesce in any urge to quell our fears of gales, our foibles sins to them, the stallionesque! For who can take to heart their stunning tales? If they run mad, though I may be God’s fool, would poets foam for them where full moons rule? Richard Vallance, © 2013
summer haiku d’été – our rescued cat = notre chat sauvé our rescued cat so warm in her cork box – afraid of her world notre chatte sauvée chaude dans sa boîte de liège – elle a peur du monde Richard Vallance
summer haiku d’été – the sunset is RA = coucher de soleil RA pray sunset, RA, the whole world’s in your hands – your heart our hearts coucher de soleil, RA, le monde entre tes mains – ton coeur nos coeurs Richard Vallance
senryu – Lorenzo the Great = Lorenzo le Grand Lorenzo the Great saviour of Florence and the world entire Lorenzo le Grand sauveur de Florence et du monde entier Richard Vallance The actual title for Lorenzo is Lorenzo the Magnificent, but this does not fit into a senryu. The church illustrated here is la chiesa santa croce firenze orari. Christ has more than one face. Le titre réel de Lorenzo, c’est Lorenzo le Magnifique, mais ce titre est trop long pour un senryu. L’église illustrée, c’est la chiesa santa croce firenze orari. Le Christ possède plus qu’un seul visage.
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