My wife has been out of work since August. We're running pretty lean right now, but getting by thanks to our fans. If you haven't purchased my new book of poetry 'You've Changed,' or our great new album 'Trio,' get some fantastic art in your life and donate to a worthy cause on our web store.

'You've Changed' - http://www.jonathanbyrd.com/the-store/youve-changed-1

'Trio' - http://www.jonathanbyrd.com/the-store/trio-cd

I'm shipping tomorrow. Everything should arrive by Christmas. If you'd like 10 or more copies, email me personally at info@jonathanbyrd.com and we can work out a volume discount. Poetry and music come pre-assembled, require no batteries, and will last a lifetime.

Download 'Trio' from Bandcamp - https://jonathanbyrd.bandcamp.com/album/trio

You can also download my entire discography from bandcamp.com - 18 releases! - for $79.99. Most come with lyrics, album artwork, and more. You can choose MP3s, full-quality WAV files, and even FLAC. 

One more thing you can do: SHARE. Turn your friends on. Share on Facebook. Twitter. Google +. Get all crazy and walk to your neighbor's house. "Have you heard this guy? Can I read you a poem?" You cannot yet imagine the positive consequences for yourself, your neighbor, and me that would result from such a radical action. There's a lot of powerlessness being expressed lately and it's bullshit. You have power. We have power. Words have power. Actions have power. Love has power. Hate and fear have no power; they can only control the power of other things. Take back control of your own power and use it. This is the season of light. Let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine.

I leave you with a poem from 'You've Changed.'

THE BAPTISM II

The beginning of God;
written in your face
crying in the mountains,
baptize the mountains,
the land confessing.
hair, and skin and wild honey;
saying, I am not worthy.

water: the Holy Ghost.
the French Broad River.
like a dove descending
a voice saying, I am.

into the mountains.
with the wild beasts;
preaching the gospel
time is fulfilled.

into the sea:
Come you after me
Come you after me

 

Your fan,

 

JByrd

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