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Tuesday, 11 February 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)

MEASURING THINGS
FOR A LONG TIME(In Egypt-
measurement was related to human proportions-
hands ,fingers,"feet"-in England-the KING's foot
as eclectic and eccentric as our physical disparities
and we all lived in tribes in little villages

HERE COMES A TOWN!-Quick!BUILD FENCES!-
to keep livestock in and aliens out!
If we GROW ,with DEVELOPMENT
all the bison will be fertilizer
and the whales will light our ambergris nights

Connect the dots-beyond foot walk track-train line to road
Bicycle to motor we could still fix by hand
Town grows to CITY(high-rise /anonymous
Valet parking/condominiums

Computers in every car,house school
Micro-silicon empowered,macro-economic rules
We cannot fix our own cars.We cannot walk this world
All measurements are taken out of our proportionate hands

Hence the NSA

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