Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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)

PLUNDERING THE TREASURY

The advertisers have taken over our poetry!
From W H Auden to William Shakespeare
W H Davies  to Keats to R S Thomas
selling ipads,Levi jeans ,even crisps
Verbal marries visual to sell all/tell all
Rich photography to animate Walt Whitman
Even a living poet(Roger McGough) to hawk food items
Every poet salivates at the thought of selling out

If only someone else would pay for poems!

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