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A Swallow or a Thorn

from Sunshine Remorse by Jon Hughes



Verse fell into broken word;
The sun fell into rain;
Leaves scattered over war-turned earth
Gathered golden to fade and decay;
Night measured by broken sleep;
Light fell out of days —
And in all confusion of broken thought
From the darkness you came.

Alighting on crooked twig —
A swallow or a thorn;
Both climbing to naked truths
Wasted on wondering what they were for;
Deed drawing from crooked deed;
The past leads the way —
And through all the parsing of unknown worlds,
Undivided, you came.

Wake into song —
Summer stars —
And carry the tune
All your own.


from Sunshine Remorse, released January 12, 2019


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Jon Hughes Ireland

American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jon Hughes, has been based in Ireland since 2005. He has shared a stage with Damien Jurado, She Keeps Bees, and the legendary singer-songwriter, Buddy Mondlock.

Hughes' latest collection of songs, "Sunshine Remorse", was released in January of 2019.
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