• Ramadan Blessings

    From David Dalton@21:1/5 to All on Tue Mar 12 01:42:07 2024
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    Ramadan Blessings to any Muslim readers.

    Since it is now very early waxing crescent, the following
    poem may be of interest:

    The Silver Bough thumb

    Once in 1997 I thumbed at random a book on Scottish folklore called The
    Silver Bough Vol. 1 by F. Marian McNeill. It came out to a page with this
    poem on it:

    Ri faicinn domh na gealaich uir,
    Is duth domh mo shuil a thogail.
    Is duth domh ma ghlun a leagail,
    Is duth domh mo cheann a bhogadh,

    Toir cliu dhuit fein, a re nan iul,
    Gum faca mi thu a rithist,
    Gum faca mi a ghealach ur,
    Ailleagan iuil na slighe.

    Is iomadh neach a chaidh a null
    Eadar uine an da ghealaich,
    Ged tha mise a' mealtainn fuinn,
    A re nan re 's nam beannachd!

    which translates as:

    When I see the new moon,
    It becomes me to lift mine eye,
    It becomes me to bend my knee,
    It becomes me to bow my head.

    Giving thee praise, thou moon of guidance,
    That I have seen thee again,
    That I have seen the new moon,
    The lovely leader of the way.

    Many a one has passed beyond
    In the time between the two moons,
    Though I am still enjoying earth,
    Thou moon of moons and of blessings!

    Now I have been told that that poem is of Christian origin
    but have speculated that it might have earlier Scottish
    pagan roots. In any case, I now hope for blessings
    for everyone in the world.

    --
    David Dalton dalton@nfld.com https://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page) https://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page) “And the cart is on a wheel; And the wheel is on a hill;
    And the hill is shifting sand; And inside these laws we stand" (Ferron)

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  • From 68hx.1804@21:1/5 to All on Tue Mar 12 01:52:03 2024
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    No Ramadan in Gaza ... their own damned fault.

    Fanatics get TREATED like fanatics.

    Gazans, you put your faith in the WRONG kind
    of people. Vengeance, violence and jihad - SO
    attractive - only breeds more of the same.

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  • From David Dalton@21:1/5 to All on Thu Mar 14 02:13:15 2024
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    On Mar 12, 2024, David Dalton wrote
    (in article<0001HW.2BA00D9700BE3A7670000B22938F@news.eternal-september.org>):

    Ramadan Blessings to any Muslim readers.

    Since it is now very early waxing crescent, the following
    poem may be of interest:

    The Silver Bough thumb

    Once in 1997 I thumbed at random a book on Scottish folklore called The Silver Bough Vol. 1 by F. Marian McNeill. It came out to a page with this poem on it:

    Ri faicinn domh na gealaich uir,
    Is duth domh mo shuil a thogail.
    Is duth domh ma ghlun a leagail,
    Is duth domh mo cheann a bhogadh,

    Toir cliu dhuit fein, a re nan iul,
    Gum faca mi thu a rithist,
    Gum faca mi a ghealach ur,
    Ailleagan iuil na slighe.

    Is iomadh neach a chaidh a null
    Eadar uine an da ghealaich,
    Ged tha mise a' mealtainn fuinn,
    A re nan re 's nam beannachd!

    which translates as:

    When I see the new moon,
    It becomes me to lift mine eye,
    It becomes me to bend my knee,
    It becomes me to bow my head.

    Giving thee praise, thou moon of guidance,
    That I have seen thee again,
    That I have seen the new moon,
    The lovely leader of the way.

    Many a one has passed beyond
    In the time between the two moons,
    Though I am still enjoying earth,
    Thou moon of moons and of blessings!

    Now I have been told that that poem is of Christian origin
    but have speculated that it might have earlier Scottish
    pagan roots. In any case, I now hope for blessings
    for everyone in the world.

    I saw the waxing crescent for the first time this lunar
    month on Tuesday evening.

    My latest attempt to instigate a global new age is described
    on the thread “St.Patrick’s Week attempt” on alt.religion.druid
    for anyone who might be interested (more likely if you notice
    effects, such as improved sexual compatibility, or charisma
    modulation). I am hoping it will be complete by first
    quarter moon, when the moon will be split in half
    (into a light D-moon and a dark reverse-D-moon).

    --
    David Dalton dalton@nfld.com https://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page) https://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page) “And the cart is on a wheel; And the wheel is on a hill;
    And the hill is shifting sand; And inside these laws we stand" (Ferron)

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  • From David Dalton@21:1/5 to All on Fri Mar 15 23:16:10 2024
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    On Mar 12, 2024, David Dalton wrote
    (in article<0001HW.2BA00D9700BE3A7670000B22938F@news.eternal-september.org>):

    Ramadan Blessings to any Muslim readers.

    Since it is now very early waxing crescent, the following
    poem may be of interest:

    The Silver Bough thumb

    Once in 1997 I thumbed at random a book on Scottish folklore called The Silver Bough Vol. 1 by F. Marian McNeill. It came out to a page with this poem on it:

    Ri faicinn domh na gealaich uir,
    Is duth domh mo shuil a thogail.
    Is duth domh ma ghlun a leagail,
    Is duth domh mo cheann a bhogadh,

    Toir cliu dhuit fein, a re nan iul,
    Gum faca mi thu a rithist,
    Gum faca mi a ghealach ur,
    Ailleagan iuil na slighe.

    Is iomadh neach a chaidh a null
    Eadar uine an da ghealaich,
    Ged tha mise a' mealtainn fuinn,
    A re nan re 's nam beannachd!

    which translates as:

    When I see the new moon,
    It becomes me to lift mine eye,
    It becomes me to bend my knee,
    It becomes me to bow my head.

    Giving thee praise, thou moon of guidance,
    That I have seen thee again,
    That I have seen the new moon,
    The lovely leader of the way.

    Many a one has passed beyond
    In the time between the two moons,
    Though I am still enjoying earth,
    Thou moon of moons and of blessings!

    Now I have been told that that poem is of Christian origin
    but have speculated that it might have earlier Scottish
    pagan roots. In any case, I now hope for blessings
    for everyone in the world.

    March 15 is The International Day to Combat Islamophobia.

    --
    David Dalton dalton@nfld.com https://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page) https://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page) “And the cart is on a wheel; And the wheel is on a hill;
    And the hill is shifting sand; And inside these laws we stand" (Ferron)

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