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Of the Vine

from Ironstone by Richard Morris

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Inspired by the Buddhist writings of Jack Kornfield and the Farewell Discourse in the Gospel of John, with a nod to my Irish heritage.


Of the Vine

As the sun kisses dew
Of the ripened fruit
So we wake to meet this day
And fear not what's to come
Living of the vine

As a child fills with joy
Hearing mother's voice
So this life has welcomed us
To nurture and abide
Living of the vine

With the work of the farmer
And the trucker hauling food
With the engineer and builder
Who illuminate the road
With the merchant who markets
What sustains and entertains
We depend on each other every day

As the evening clouds blush
Memories come in rush
Generations of your face
Have marveled at this place
Living of the vine

With the courage of heroes
Who would sacrifice their lives
So the ones persecuted
Can prosper and survive
With the faith, prayers, and blessings
that have traveled over time
We belong to the blossoming vine


from Ironstone, released June 23, 2020
Written, performed, recorded, and mixed by Richard Morris

acoustic guitar
electric guitar
bass guitar
tenor banjo

Mastered by Tom Ruff at Asbury Media


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Richard Morris Highlands, New Jersey

Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Richard Morris creates music that draws on the past and looks hopefully toward the future.

As a member of Kül d'Sack and M Shanghai, he has contributed to thousands of joyful live performances and has produced and engineering dozens of recordings.
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