"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)
RITUALS AND REMEMBERENCES
BORN INTO THIS
birthday bliss/then@age three
Mexican cultures celebrate leaving child status
Cycles round one sun=more gatherings /family/friends
Some cultures initiation every 7 years-others baptism/confirmation
Then firsts -friend,school,job,car,girl/boy,relationship,bonding,release
Next songs of experience-second car,job,girl/boy/relationships
Music /fashion appropriate to age /soundtrack to growth
Union /with witnesses/celebrants.Release .Renewed.Repeat until calm
Years pass when nothing particularly happens.Rituals still repeat
Finally,end-certain as breath .Grief demands response.
Whether burned or buried-your life now in hands of others
What folk recall in pix and posts ,flowers and stones
becomes the one story of your mansion life.
Certainty just another version-weave your fictions while you can
After you,there will always be another (edited)version..