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Thursday, 27 March 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)

HOTEL METAPHOR
You can never be sure you have checked IN
until they have checked you OUT!
Every door might be a wall like 13
in the Remington Mansion.
Like sand covered movie lots
of Yul Brynner's TEN COMMANDMENTS
Your room body might belong to someone else-
doctors,nurses,lovers,past ,family,friends-
there are no innocent witnesses.Every body gambles
upon continuance.Win,lose,draw.Hitchcock or Welles-
Psycho or Magnificent Ambersons/private screenings continue
in separate rooms of PREVIOUS,PRESENT&FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS
Trailers exist ,though much lies in dust upon this cutting room floor
Way back,you can hear silent movies /with piano,organ,sound effects
Talkies ,noir,detective,Westerns all color our eyes-with
Widescreen(VistaVision)-and CinemaScope
All the digital effects in this galaxy cannot convince you
that is YOUR life projected upon those around you
O Zelig! O Purple Rose of Cairo!O Rashomon!O Memento!
Husband of Hedy Lamarr wanted all those swimming shots burned

Heat and hot water!Same elements in every epic.You in the featured starring role..

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