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Saturday, 5 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 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)

TO MAKE IT THROUGH THIS MOMENT
eye assembled my cliches-my Army of Linguistic Innocents-
and questioned each as to their continuing relevance in January 2013.
Materialist NOUN replied that without denotation,we would all be lost.
PRONOUN suggested that the personal approach (pre-app.)still worked
while VERB kept urging immediate action.PARTICIPLE agreed with him!
In fact nearly all parts of speech sided with language as both portent and process
In this- dialecticians and grammarians concurred-we are as we wend our way in this world
To name is to map.To act is to change.To find where we are needs signs,symbols,speech
Here is where they diverged-one voted for the primacy of speech.To speak is to be/
to listen an exchange.Others pointed out the necessity of script(idea) -to be scribed/written down..
Drama ensued.Demotic poesie.SLAM!Jam!and Bardic exchanges.Issues are still unresolved
Your body politic gave two votes for ears,arms,legs,eyes.One for mouth.The eyes have it!
To see is Art.To hear a gift.To make it through this moment-we need all of all of us!

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