7. ‘Neath a Fig Tree I Pray

‘Neath a Fig Tree I Pray A Sage, I meet upon this hill,We sit above the clouds.We pray beneath an ancient figAnd sing with heavenly crowds. And we are warmed by the Sun above,We’re held by earth below,We hope to ne’er descend the depths,We seek to, wisdom, know. I turn to ask a question of […]

3. “Nosce Te Ipsum,” Whispers My Soul

“Nosce Te Ipsum,” Whispers My Soul How may I look, and see?How may I listen, and hear?How may I feel, and know?How may I comfort my weary soul?How may I discern truth? How may I be guided by wisdom? How may I sing praise to THE ONE? How may I give my best? How may I conquer my worst? How […]

2. I Tread Softly There

I Tread Softly There I. Ferns grow in the valley,They block out sun and sky,A dark and weathered hew of green,Some natives passing by. II. They make no fuss about their way, And neither do they rush,They stop to marvel at the stream Which trickles ‘neath the brush. III. Their mongrel boldly watchesFor intruders in the scrub,A […]

Looking to the West

LOOKING TO THE WEST ROCCO JARMAN 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. Rocco Jarman LOOKING TO THE WEST the most spectacular sunrise, […]

The Pilgrim (The Call)

THE PILGRIM (THE CALL) ROCCO JARMAN THE PILGRIM (THE CALL) A Hermetic Poem by Rocco Jarman Here I am, a traveller,on my way to where,I do not know. The child of two houses, with no home. There exists in me,the reigns and traces of my past,holding me to nature and to a primal legacy,an unbroken […]

Ladders in the Sky

Ladders in the Sky Ladders in the sky, Who taught you to climb To the heavens above us That we too may find That glorious vision— That splendour Divine? Ladders of the sky, Who taught you to climb? Waves of this ocean, Who brought you to me? How far have you travelled That I too […]

Ladders to God (The Poetic Mandalas)

Ladders to God The Poetic Mandalas by Simon Drew PART I Catch this, spoke my soul. Sing the song which thou hearest in thine own heart. Know the dragon which lives within thy being. Glide through the canopy of eternity with culture by thy side. Heed the call of adventure. Thine ancestors have built thee […]

Ode to Seneca

Ode to Seneca Study Lucius Annaeus Seneca, if you must study a man. Study his life to learn the trials of a Sage. Study his Epistles to see a great man sewing righteous seeds among men.Study his Consolations to see wisdom in action. Study his Natural Questions to see a fine soul at play. Study his Tragedies to taste the fruit of a true Poet and wordsmith. Study […]

Stop

STOP By Simon J. E. Drew Stop, take a look around, Tell me what your life has now become. Then, turn thy search within, Tell me where thy soul has been.  Stop, think about this view, Tell me what it shows thee thou shouldst do. Then, rise and be thou clean,  Let me now reveal […]

Hymn: As Above, So Below

Hymn: As Above, So Below by Simon J. E. Drew PI.  As above, so below,  Let thy Holy Spirit flow From Thy sacred place on high Into our hearts and souls and minds.  PII.  God above, hear my prayer, Let thy spirit now descend and fill the air. Let thy holy rivers flow From Thy […]