Saturday, December 04, 2004

ANOTHER PSALM -by popular demand
(OK OK two polite comments really doesn't constitute "popular" or "demand"
- but I like the phrase "popular demand". Give me some artistic license here, please?!)

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the council of the wicked,
or stand in the way of sinners,
or sit in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord.
And on his law he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree planted by the water,
except lively-er, we hope,
and more given to conversation.

His leaf shall not wither.
And whatever he does prospers.
Tho’ not necessarily right away,
or in a material way,
or even in such a way that one would notice.

The wicked are like chaff that the wind blows away.
Or like snow,
that is plowed to the side of the road,
and carried away in trucks,
and dumped into the river.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous -
Even in Minnesota and Wisconsin!

But the way of the wicked will parish
like a palm tree planted in Ely.

- Adaptation by Garrison Keilor