Today we celebrate the voice of the poet, journalist and frequent DP correspondent Jon Swan (1929-2022) through the publication of one of his last poems, together with a passage from a BBC radio play in which he played, ever so gloriously.
And here is that same voice, vividly present along The Loneliest Road:
Jon Swan’s last missive to DP included the following lines:
We shall sorely miss his love of language, whether sounded or scribed; his unbounded curiosity and fierce opinions; his unfettered spirit of play; and above all, his magnificently twisted sense of humor that saved many a day.
Gone for now, but if you know how to listen, if you cock your ear, you can hear that voice.