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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

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 appearances 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)


TRAVELLERS TALES!
Ruta Maya musician/traveling in Israel
stops @ a spot where people are gathering
seeks a sweet seat/which is denied him
until he finally finds one/handed a number sheet
(he finds himself in a Poetry Slam!-and
all the poetry is performed in Hebrew
Being a Tall Texan,he decides to bluff his way
listens deeply to the emotions underlaying
strains for nuance,subtlety,context
Until he is sprung by a sharp eyed woman-
"You don't speak a word of Hebrew!"
That's the way it is on this small planet-
No body speaks the Language!

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