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Sunday, 21 October 2012


Rob Ayling writes: 

"Thom the World poet, is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearences with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied with in seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not? why not indeed!!" (The wondrous poetpic is by Jack McCabe, who I hope forgives me for scribbling all over it with Photoshop)

Ice falling from the fear slipping from your face 

...as you hear folk sharing their good cheer
into microphones of night/laughing with delight as
new languages are found (bound in sound)unwrapped
so we might see the true geographies of near.
Step up with your unprepared art/heart finds a head to link to instead
of insecure, you feel sure we will listen (and we do!)
You may have Mayan Calendars  extending years
Prophecies, projections,harmonies/cumulative
Maps and plans on HOW TO LIVE/giving
each to each that specialness unique
when bound down silence transforms into silver speech.
Birdsongs rise from within/you find new wings to sing.
Trees animate with breezes lightening the histories.
In a new step dance, we Pyramid Spiral Seashell
Oceans of Forgiveness, Love and Gratitude.
Attitudes slip like habits to the floor. You are more
than you ever felt before-part of all. Smiling.Tall!

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