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Thursday, 27 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)

ELDERS ARE TREES
with family branches.Here long before us-
may be here long afterwards.
As leafs tremble in the winds of winter
See branches fall as sticks
shaped and formed for hand to hold
to assist the weak.Reach for your
walking stick.Hold it close to you.
Better than a walking frame.You are still mobile
thanks to this part of tree-this simple stick.
Quick! Before you fall!Lean in -it will sustain
you after all-was not that for which Eden

was a metaphor?

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