Douglas Alexander Stewart was born on 6 May 1913, at Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand. The second of five children of Alexander Armstrong Stewart, a schoolteacher and later lawyer originally from Melbourne, and his wife Mary (née Fitzgerald), Stewart enjoyed a happy childhood, which he would describe in his late memoir, Springtime in Taranaki (1983). He attended a private school from the age of four,... more »
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Douglas Stewart Poems
Dream big dreams
Can you imagine being on the moon, Or can't you see past the roof in this room? You must take things beyond what you can see. You must look past what is handed to you and me.
The trail less traveled
Today I dreamed of tall grass in a meadow, Surrounded with trees, The sweet smell of sage, And wildflowers on the breeze.
Heroes are people who are special to us, They may be famous or fictional, or just drive a school bus,
The Arabian horse breeder
This is the year. I can't wait ‘til spring. I've made the golden cross And bet everything.
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Dream big dreams
Can you imagine being on the moon,
Or can't you see past the roof in this room?
You must take things beyond what you can see.
You must look past what is handed to you and me.
What is here are the essentials of life.
The bare minimum, which can lead to stress and strife.
But look beyond what seems to make sense.
Go ahead and peek over that real tall fence.
For what you find out there, beyond this place
Might just bring a new-found smile to your face.
For dreams are free, they don't cost a dime.
If you try, you'll like it and it will help pass the ...