Monday, 16 December 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)

EMPATH
YOU UNDERSTOOD,THEN OVERSTOOD,THEN STOOD AROUND
until perspective could find a place of common ground
You listened,absorbed,shared,responded from your own life
so we could find a way around.Isolated "i"needs every other vowel-
"o!"of surprise,"U"of undo,"A!"of astonishment and "e"for energy applied
Then there are all the accessory other letters-consonantal and consequential
U R part of every I.O!-are U so surprised?Language is a bridge
If i listen long enough,I can hear U in every part of WE!
(and -yes-this is as much about U as it is about me...
Easy..Thank you for listening..

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