November 19, 2012

Another way

Filed under: Letters from Ionia — Tags: , — zankaon @ 10:24 pm

Know me in your quietness

When you have the eyes to see

The beauty in a trembling leaf

Sky’s shadows on the sea

I am comprehension

Compassion for the poor

The changing of the seasons

And the sanctity of law

Know me through the images

That linger on your mind

Through the trusting eyes of infants

Through the best of human kind

For the growth that comes with sharing

For a mother’s power to give

The cure that is forgiveness

For the joy it is to live

Know me not for bitterness

For enmity, for war

For insanity of purpose

And the settling of old score

Cast aside those evils

Let your heart be free

More by love, than understanding

Can you know me

Know too the olive groves

And pastures in the sun

Of the dusty hills of Canaan

Where Jordan River runs

Where arrogance of nation

Still defies my vision grand

My vision for the meek

My Kingdom in all lands

As through beggar’s eyes and prison bars

In rags, my children see

These strangers in my mansion

That deny their dignity.




  1. 8
    1 Does not wisdom cry out,
    And understanding lift up her voice?
    2 She takes her stand on the top of the high hill,

    Beside the way, where the paths meet.
    3 She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city,
    At the entrance of the doors:
    4 “To you, O men, I call,
    And my voice is to the sons of men.
    5 O you simple ones, understand prudence,
    And you fools, be of an understanding heart.
    6 Listen, for I will speak of excellent things,
    And from the opening of my lips will come right things;
    7 For my mouth will speak truth;
    Wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
    8 All the words of my mouth are with righteousness;
    Nothing crooked or perverse is in them.
    9 They are all plain to him who understands,
    And right to those who find knowledge.
    10 Receive my instruction, and not silver,
    And knowledge rather than choice gold;
    11 For wisdom is better than rubies,
    And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her …

    Another way: ethics?

    Might there be another way to resolve the carnage and desecration of ancient historical Syria? If involved factions are not capable of such resolution, perhaps a third party imposed ethical solution might be required. This would require prior cooperation and any contributory ideation, of all principal participants.

    Such involved factions would have no further contribution, once a Council of Resolution convenes. Such council would consist of religious personages, from the region, inclusive of associated regional countries. Any final resolution would have to have an ethical and equitable basis for all principal factions involved. Extremism of any form or action would be eschewed. As history is our judge, is this possible? As history is our judge, can we rise to the challenge?

    Comment by zankaon — March 18, 2015 @ 4:08 pm

  2. see jan 22 2014 blog on new city in western Egyptian desert.

    Comment by zankaon — December 11, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

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