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Friday, 21 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)

WHISPERED CONSOLATIONS


if you have seen something
no dreamworlds could utter
if you have been where
no one could follow
if you have been told
secrets that kill
there is still tomorrow
and today's gift is choice-
free range ,herd,organic,individual
you range across its broad prairies
past piles of ghost dancing bison
alongside fenced fields and railroad certainties
past washed out bridges for which there is no warning
and your future always invisible cats/blinking eyes
in a darkness punctuated via stars
and this momentary memory's

undecipherable hieroglyph

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