Song 57

Think deeply about personal truth

Hold true
To
The
Jewels
&
Scriptures

That are yours & yours

Alone

Torn from the clod of earths dark questioning

To

F
L
A
M
E

Flame

With the incontestable logic

That
Is

Your
Own

U
N
I
Q
U
E

&
Living Word

B
U
R
N
I
N
G

Burning

B
E
Y
O
N
D

Dispute


9/3/13

 

Whakapapa: written while wrestling with a perplexing personal challenge that involved complex practical & relationship values. During this process the Self spoke: ‘think carefully about personal truth.’ (26/2/13) The poem focuses on the importance of ‘personal truth’ as opposed to ‘exterior truth’. Exterior truth is the truth of ‘others,’ the ‘group’ or the ‘culture.’ The lines ‘the jewels & scriptures’ (4/3/13) also come from the Self: they refer to the inner ‘scriptures & jewels’ of personal revelation, rising from dreams & visions and hard won individual insight. ‘Personal truth’ is always earthed; a fruit of ‘earths dark questioning.’

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