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Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.

Monday, 27 May 2013


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)

 The WHERE of HOW and the WHO of WHY

and to LOOK is not to SEE.Ageing friends resile/retire
World of Battle Fields.Historical Monuments freeze frame fame
Rights dissolve in military options.Official vandalism is terrorism (again
Civil civilians -we weave among traffic/rest pedestrian /bicycle solutions
Celebration our roses/thorns our gardens.Conversation tongues wag villages
We seek community by any means necessary-poetry flowers,bee songs,bird wings
Beauty our agent/harmonies our badge.Naked Emperors dispute /we smile/sad
when Memorials for friends hold them so temporary in our flaming attention spans
Past soup will not do-warm the coals and embers of your brave suits
A circle is forming-we are back in orbits over obits.Lift off,up and away-
this world of radioactive Kryptonite cancers fear today.BE BRAVE!

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