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Friday, 28 December 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)

MANUFACTURER OF SHADOWS

by the side of offshored industries
piecework workers mend broken shadows
they recycle romance novel Charles Dickens scripts
melodramas,novellas,soap operas,Charles Chaplin's maquilladores
tearjerking sentimental Stephen Spielberg soporifics/ sedation songs
country AND western,jukebox tragedies,drunken marriages
all kitchen sink grit ,gross and grime added to sell new scripts
TV is full of it!TURN IT OFF! Watch the emptiness!
It is as full of nothingness as banal lives.Suburbs do not sing!
They complain via text or remote control.They store weapons for futures
that will not happen like the past.New shadows wait to claim and to reclaim-
names,addresses,pasts,personal details-all hacked for surveillance universal
We are all in this film.Darkness has no reason (to fear Light
Living on the edge allows all the shadows to survive(inside us)
"Language is a virus from outer space"(William Burroughs)

1 comment:

  1. Hulu is the new movie theater
    News is "as happens" via
    personal computing devices
    iPhone updates
    TV bigger, wider, flatter, louder
    surround sound wizardry
    Theaters are often too cold
    sweaters on laps, chills on backs
    sometimes sticky floors
    and expensive popcorn crunches
    underfoot, purchased at half of
    and hours wages in large bin-cups
    chatting audiences, sneaking peaks
    at text messages or even chatting
    on the phone mid movie
    worse yet filming the movie
    to view or sell later
    Newspapers are not newsworthy
    we already know it before it is printed
    editorials are sometimes interesting
    but then available on line anyhow
    What happens when you've seen
    all the plot lines, in various styles
    languages, costumes, film or digital?
    our own stories sometimes pale
    in comparison we try to compete
    with the fantastic world seen
    on TV screens
    More right after these messages!
    The full story at 11!

    Magic Jack
    Partner & friend of Thom Worldpoet

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