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Rocco Jarman

Whatever Comes

A powerfully disarming reflection on the wisdom of grace and equanimity, and the possibility of prayer, for those of us not inclined toward Religion—holding the door open to the possibility that our lives are happening for us, not to us.

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Simon Drew

Oh Mountain

Oh mountain,
you please my soul greatly.

Oh wildflowers of the rocky mountain edges,
you awaken my eyes from their deepest slumber.

Oh snail on the rock,
you have taught me to have patience on my own path.

Oh towering mountain tree,
great wisdom is yours.

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Simon Drew

Come As You Are

4. Herein lies the hidden beauty
of Lady Philosophy;
She requires no permit,
no degree,
no admission,
no fee,

5. No need to have found,
no need to have seen,
simply you and simply me
like crane and cow,
like flower

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Simon Drew

Pairidaēza Suite

The musician, like the poet,
looks within and without,
and tells the story of what he sees.

The musician, like the seer,
reveals unto the masses
the secrets which were once hidden.

The musician, like the philosopher,
discovers the commonalities which flow
through all

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Simon Drew

Exhausted

Night after night,
I came to you in prayer,
Begging that you might give unto me
A poem, or an insight, or a wise whisper.

Night after night,
You guided me,
And you gave me what I asked for,
Even though I knew

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Rocco Jarman

Stepping Through

The poems and encouragements in Stepping Through, a village of voices, meet the reader in the spirit of guidance and companionship along the journey of necessary threshing, about Love and Life and how we navigate our sense of belonging and purpose as our certainty and self-belief waxes and wanes through

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Rocco Jarman

Most Intimate

we imagine all along,
that our lives and our circumstances
conspire to undo us,
when in fact,
they conspire to help us in every way, to become.
“The secret of tension is transformation.”

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Rocco Jarman

The River

The Riveralways seems to follow The Way; when the land shifts, as it wills,whether by the slow and steady heaving,or whether by a sudden violence,while the countless ages trundle by,as the rains and seasonswax and wane by the long count,so the river will shift in its course.it keeps on –

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Rocco Jarman

Looking to the West

Sometimes we will not find what we are looking for because it is not there. If we can give up on it, we discover something similar, but altogether different, something surprising and humbling is instead, waiting loudly somewhere else.

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