I Can Read You Like A Book

by Drew McNaughton

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No need have I for a great
classic tome,
Your ways and your presence
speak volumes alone.

How absorbed I am by your
delicacy and grace,
And the radiant features
of your beautiful face.

I could watch you for hours
as your story unfolds,
A revelation, and with depths
of fathoms untold.

As you sit and you write
inspiration strikes me.
You have conveyed to me
just what I had wished to see.

Your manner so gentle
like a fragile young fawn,
A sense so deep takes me
and to you I am drawn.

How we met, at the time
I felt fate had a hand,
Each one brought together
in a faraway land.

But our paths had to cross,
just as the tale must be told:
I can read you like a book,
because we share the same soul.


released March 16, 2016



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Drew McNaughton Scotland, UK

Drew McNaughton is a musician and poet who was born in Concord, Massachusetts and has greatly admired the writing of Emerson and Thoreau for many years. At an early age he also found that he was particularly drawn to the poetry of W. B. Yeats which has continued to be a major influence. Now living in Scotland he has recently been listening to Gaelic musicians and singers such as Julie Fowlis. ... more

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