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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem


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)


ALL HALLOW'S EVE
(when spirits are on the move

We were remembering those recently taken from us -
Steve Bradshaw (via misadventure), William Sickwitt (via his own hand)
and those little losses of those through age or infirmity left us with only memories
What folk found hardest to conceive was the unexpectedness -
if one is in decline, with illness - ends are only time
To wake up with a smile lost, and a friend missing
took all of FACEBOOK posts to acclimatize 
Shock of loss - an altar, candles, pot luck
Sharing of silences and sounds. Wondering
who might next leave their flesh behind them
shell poems from a chrysalis
butterflying  song.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This poem should have gone up yesterday, but I wasn't here)

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