Journey to Understanding

Christopher Stewart
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I can't recall precisely when or why I started to

write poetry. What I remember though is a demanding

period in my life during which I would publish demos of

my compositions in various social networks on a

regular basis. Usually, I would share them in blog posts

using embedded players, and add a short presentation.

In the case of songs, I would also include the lyrics. For

instrumentals, it seemed appropriate to write at least a

few stanzas, typically inspired by the underlying theme

of the compositions, or sometimes by their titles only.

Eventually I also published poems on their own,

without music, whether inspired by the circumstances I

was in, or to illustrate specific ideas, or in an attempt to

convey specific messages, or to share wisdom gathered

along the way, or to leave footprints behind.

The process I was involved in at the time led to a

flash of understanding that still resonates in me to this

day. That epiphany yielded a particular piece, to which I

gave the title “Understanding.”

The poems gathered here, the milestones of that

journey, are presented in their original chronological

order of publication. Some of them seem to need a few

tweaks here and there, but I have resisted the urge to

make adjustments.

My hope is that my Journey to Understanding will

shed at least a little light on yours.

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About the author

Christopher Stewart explores various artistic

disciplines and works freelance. He has penned the

science fiction novel 2206 : Window Onto A New World,

the essays On the Meaning of Sin and Takers Economy :

An Inquiry into Illegal File Sharing, and a number of

poems, song lyrics, and various shortform creative


Primarily interested in music, he has composed

over 250 pieces, founded the currently hibernating

progressive rock band Poligraf, worked as busker and

emcee, and pursues his ideal of creating meaningful

music in the context of a rock ensemble.

His one-of-a-kind trajectory has also led him to

work in various fields including audio engineering,

video production, graphic design, website development,

blogging, online music store management, software

engineering, systems architecture, social work, and


He has practised Buddhism dead-seriously since

the mid-nineties, until he finally awakened to the fact

that it teaches living happiness.

You're welcome to contact Christopher via his

online headquarters at

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Christopher Stewart
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Published on
Mar 1, 2020
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Poetry / Subjects & Themes / Inspirational & Religious
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