The Book of Consolation

from by Jonathan J. Bower

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The blue mountains are constantly walking. – Dogen Kigen, via Gary Snyder


The Book of Consolation

The night never stopped singing
The lights always danced and swayed
The rivers still wanted for nothing
And the trees
They could teach you how to pray

In the book of consolation you’re still broken
But your cracks allow the light to nurse the pain
Love would not dry up
Love would never leave you
It was always there
Hoping it could stay

Born out of great desperation
A love without sign of duress
Diminishing your skepticism
But you swore
You did not deserve this gift


Creek side – a holy communion
Her blue eyes and the midnight sun
A red wine sky bathed the horizon
While the mountains
Walked along with us in song



from Hope, Alaska, released October 24, 2014
Jonathan J. Bower: vocal, guitar
Evan Phillips: electric guitar, bgv
Kat Moore: organ, bgv
Marty Severin: bass
James Glaves: electric guitar, drums



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Jonathan J. Bower Anchorage, Alaska

On the release of his 2012 EP, But So Beautiful, The Anchorage Press wrote, “[This is] masterful storytelling…These songs weave beautiful, forlorn tales in a matter of minutes, but with a defiant note of hope.” Jonathan is currently readying the release of his follow-up to the EP, a full-length album to release in 2014 titled, "Hope, Alaska." ... more

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