Tuesday, 27 August 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)

ABOLISHED SOUNDS

ostmark/tatletale grey
creese/cranch/cramoise
Probang/prolan
Octandrious
Complement-fixation test-all gone!
Add crowdfunding,OMG,man cave
"Goodbye Viamin K-hello riboflavin"
Chad is hanging in,eath and landlubberliness out
Snollygoster was OUT but protests brought it back IN
Use your soundscapes-before vocabulary audits and Google wordmaps
design a SNOPES for Lewis Carrollisms.Invent new words-this is a Pirate Language
There is no English Academy.Useage is everything.Pepys and Trollope OUT
Milton and Shakespeare still IN.Bye bye Panama Red and cassette memory-
hello digital downloads and twerking.As for Lady Ga-Ga and those VMAs-ask Miley Cyrus!


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