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Thursday, 6 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)

TWO FREE SPIRITS


Both free form jazz artists-both bright and positive flowing flowers of delight
Ed Cassidy made drums sing/solo  and with SPIRIT
His genius was to syncopate that rhythm appealing
to the bodies who would listen,and move with him
and thus be moved by him.Now his spirit is departing
leaving empty drums with auric echoes calling
Dave Brubeck brought jazz back to mass audiences
TAKE 5 an actual pop hit-and in the 60s when Rock was King
he gave credence and credibility to jazz piano noodlings
Each beat a path of rhythm and with singular purpose
Each engaged contemporary mass audiences
Listen!you can hear them both-jammin in Jazz heaven
which is(of course)wherever and whenever
you incline to listen.
Remember them!

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