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Thursday, 24 October 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)

This is how it happened-
John Citaia snapped many fine images @
the wedding of ric and Helga/these are on FACEBOOK
and delighting many with their conveying mutual joy
(Such unity while Washington was torturing itself)
So i see these mirror smiles and burn my printer to extinction
making copies to share with those who were not there
So with a new second hand printer,i take the copies to Full English tonight
and folk put the stories and poems and improv and images together
and understand that this seismic event is a transformative process
affecting all involved/witnessing@whatever degree of intimacy
So Shadrach looks@the  images and immediately adds three to the Gallery Cafe walls
So ric is back in Austin,on the walls of the Full English Cafe
Solo(smiling)/dancing with Helga and introducing Ed Buffaloe
So every pilgrim who comes to this Cafe-for food ,poetry,music or art
will see a smiling ric,a joyous dancing Helga and a wise Ed
Test this truth!Go now to 2000 Southern Oaks in South Austin
or wait till Saturday nights when poetry ,music ,art resurrect again!

Start smiling!

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