Franz Kafka

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" -- John 8:32

The Truth will Set You Free -- So He said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” “We are Abraham’s descendants,” they answered. “We have never been slaves to anyone. How can You say we will be set free?”…

John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:17
For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
John 8:36
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Romans 6:18
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
Romans 6:22
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the fruit you reap leads to holiness, and the outcome is eternal life.
Romans 8:2
For in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
1 Corinthians 7:22
For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord's freedman. Conversely, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ's slave.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
Galatians 5:1
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery.
Galatians 5:13
For you, brothers, were called to freedom; but do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh. Rather, serve one another in love.
James 1:25
But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom, and continues to do so--not being a forgetful hearer, but an effective doer--he will be blessed in what he does.
James 2:12
Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the Law that gives freedom.
1 Peter 2:16
Live in freedom, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.
2 John 1:1
The elder, To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth--and not I alone, but also all who know the truth--

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Trick (Scherzo), by Vincenzo Cardarelli, Translated in English

Fishing in Spring, the Pont de Clichy (Asnières) Van Gogh - Angler und Boote an der Pont de Clichy. Vincent van Gogh, 1887, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.

From "Vincenzo Cardarelli: The Forgotten amongst the Great. A Collection of the Best Poems by Vincenzo Cardarelli, Translated in English," available as e-book on Amazon Kindle, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touchon NOOK Bookon Koboand as printed, traditional edition through Lulu.

Trick (Scherzo)

The wood in Springtime
has a soul, a voice.
It is the singing of the cuckoo full of air,
that sounds as blown through a flute. 
Inside the recall, softer
than the deceiving echo,
we proceed in delusion:
The chestnut tree is light green.
Even the ancient brooms
are oozing.
Around the shady tree trunks,
amidst the playful sunbeams,
are dancing the hamadryads.(*)

From the Collection "Poesie," 1942, by Vincenzo Cardarelli.

(*) Wood nymphs. In Greek and Roman Mythology, a wood nymph who lives only as long as the tree of which she is the spirit lives. From [Middle English amadriad, from Latin Hamadryas, Hamadryad-, from Greek Hamadruas : hama, together with; see sem- in Indo-European roots + Druas, dryad (from drūs, oak; see deru- in Indo-European roots).] American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.