Tuesday, 31 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)

EVOLUTIONARY RESOLUTIONS
AFFIRMATIONS,PLANS,PROMISES TO KEEP
until you dream shell egg wake and break them
Delicate spiderweb bitten by Plato's Utopian bliss
This year invites you to step in to it/yet/every cycle
we find the limits of our tenderness.Next day/week/month
another Titanic list replaces Franz.Fall into diet despair
Waistlines expand to fit.We sink into Weight of Gravity
Why do we torture ourselves with Self-Improvement ?
Can we not accept ourselves as we are?We are not New
nor is this process.Who dare ask we change?
Only Baby Transformation,utilizing this cycle season
to dream us into someone new,or ,if not-

second hand would do..

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