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)
GEOMETRY OF CONVERSATIONS
Linear narratives in a post-Industrial Age/bend into cut-ups Kerouac,Genet,Burroughs
Rap,hip-hop,space jam,Jazz,funk and folk amalgams.Storytelling continues
like a bus that only stops at certain times and spaces.Read between the lines..
Spirals return,circles,ellipses resurrect like Ghost Dances.Tipi talk-talk.Listen!
Gossip over village walls and fences shares emotionality.Page sheets wrap the dead in grief
Memory is made of moments memorable/recounted like hanging chads.
Maths of a room ,addition of personalities,subtract Fibonacci Sequences
Add some Chaos Theory,Harmonic Convergence,New Renaissance-
a stone soup that softens skulls,dilutes the dictatorship of squares and rectangles
and finds sweet repose in ones and twos and tribes of Flash Mob spontaneities
Particle Consciousness?Physics of Communities?Science of Sentience?
Windows within walls.Light enters.Bird wing speech starts to fly.Another open mike!