Prayer for Ruby Elm

Winter Wheat, John K. Samson

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May the roots reach beneath the sleeping street,
station in the riverbed, register what we won’t hear.
May the leaves puzzle out the canopy,
shake and photosynthesize everything we’re sorry for
into one long breath of air.

May the ring of Tanglefoot and fibreglass
guard against the thunderstorm, cankerworms and climate change.
May the bark rub away the power line,
bandage over knots and burls, commemorate our injuries.
May the hydro worker’s blade be swift and precise.

May the rope remember all the rhymes for knots
to lift me up and lay me down, bear the swinging weight of love.
May the birds answer carabiner clicks,
carry off the tiny seeds of better ways to be alive.
May it all seem plausible:
wherever we land, may we grow.

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  1. 1.10.2018
    Boston, MA
    City Winery Boston

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Shelter Valley Folk Festival tonight at 8:00 PM. Tomorrow is Orillia at The Brownstone Cafe

http://www.facebook.com/events/426307757406058

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Danke für eine tolle Tour durch Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz. Danke auch an Shotgun Jimmie & Sir Simon!

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Wichtige Durchsage an die Hamburger:
Beim Konzert am 27.05. im Uebel & Gefährlich ist schon um 19:30 Uhr Einlass - Sir Simon eröffnet um 20:30 Uhr.

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John K. Samson

John K. Samson

Inspired by the search for connection and community, his hometown of Winnipeg, and our individual and collective struggles with addictions to drugs, screens, and fossil ...

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A message from John:

I’m grateful for your thoughtful attention to the news displayed here at my artist facebook page. I don’t participate in social media myself, so all posts are made by the kind people at Epitaph/ANTI Records.

I’d be very happy to hear from you if you’d like to write me a letter or a postcard. I’m at P.O. Box 83, 971 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3M 3S3, Canada.

Thanks very ...

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A message from John:

I’m grateful for your thoughtful attention to the news displayed here at my artist facebook page. I don’t participate in social media myself, so all posts are made by the kind people at Epitaph/ANTI Records.

I’d be very happy to hear from you if you’d like to write me a letter or a postcard. I’m at P.O. Box 83, 971 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3M 3S3, Canada.

Thanks very ...

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows.

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John K. Samson will be playing the following shows in Europe in November / December:

JOHN K. SAMSON solo
Support: Sir Simon

29.11. BE - Eeklo, N9
30.11. Essen, Zeche Carl
01.12. CH - Zürich, Eldorado
02.12. A - Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm
03.12. Reutlingen, FranzK
04.12. Köln, Blue Shell
05.12. UK - Kingston, Fighting Cocks
06.12. UK - Manchester, Kraak (sold out)
08.12. UK - London, Oslo
09.12. Neunkirchen, Stummsche Reithalle
10.12. Wiesbaden, Schlachthof

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John has some solo shows lined up for November. He would also like you to know his curling team won their first game. www.johnksamson.com/updates

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John passes on his sincere thanks to all who attended the recent shows in Ontario. Just a reminder that this site is administered by his labels, and sometimes his tour manager, and he isn't active on Facebook. You can write to JKS at: PO Box 83, 971 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3M 3S3, Canada.

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A message from John:

I’m grateful for your thoughtful attention to the news displayed here at my artist facebook page. I don’t participate in social media myself, so all posts are made by the kind people at Epitaph/ANTI Records.

I’d be very happy to hear from you if you’d like to write me a letter or a postcard. I’m at P.O. Box 83, 971 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3M 3S3, Canada.

Thanks very ...

See Original

Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows.

See Original

John K. Samson will be playing the following shows in Europe in November / December:

JOHN K. SAMSON solo
Support: Sir Simon

29.11. BE - Eeklo, N9
30.11. Essen, Zeche Carl
01.12. CH - Zürich, Eldorado
02.12. A - Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm
03.12. Reutlingen, FranzK
04.12. Köln, Blue Shell
05.12. UK - Kingston, Fighting Cocks
06.12. UK - Manchester, Kraak (sold out)
08.12. UK - London, Oslo
09.12. Neunkirchen, Stummsche Reithalle
10.12. Wiesbaden, Schlachthof

Tickets can ...

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John has some solo shows lined up for November. He would also like you to know his curling team won their first game. www.johnksamson.com/updates

See Original

John passes on his sincere thanks to all who attended the recent shows in Ontario. Just a reminder that this site is administered by his labels, and sometimes his tour manager, and he isn't active on Facebook. You can write to JKS at: PO Box 83, 971 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3M 3S3, Canada.

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Shelter Valley Folk Festival tonight at 8:00 PM. Tomorrow is Orillia at The Brownstone Cafe

http://www.facebook.com/events/426307757406058

See Original

Danke für eine tolle Tour durch Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz. Danke auch an Shotgun Jimmie & Sir Simon!

See Original

Wichtige Durchsage an die Hamburger:
Beim Konzert am 27.05. im Uebel & Gefährlich ist schon um 19:30 Uhr Einlass - Sir Simon eröffnet um 20:30 Uhr.

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