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Simon Drew

A Father’s Wisdom

We’re both growing up together. Something my Dad told me recently. “We were all growing up together when we were raising you.”

Funny, it’s not until this moment that I realised why they say we “raise” a child. It’s perhaps the most simple and important thing you could do.

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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

Stance Is Everything

There is no greater treasure than to be loved truly for who you truly are. And to be thus loved for who you truly are, one of course has to have the courage to be vulnerable enough to let people see who you really are.

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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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Simon Drew

The Seen One

I. I am the eye that looks
out on THE ONE.

II. I am the mother who loves.
I am the child who is loved.

III. I am the father who protects.
I am they who are protected.

IV. I am the sun that rises

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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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