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Thursday, 24 April 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)

EVEN KNOWING
that these seeds may not be flowering
we still plant
                     ( Johnny Appleseed Philosophy
seed upon a stone-or in a pond
still a seed/a hope expressed-a future flower
or even as a seed intrinsic
                      Hope is like GM foods/Monsanto
No hope of propagation-yet rapeseed crops 
fly over fences of litigation
to see who owns/controls/possesses
                     Trust -a handshake/eye to eye
to build upon a promise before you die
and watch it build in others
                     Dreams come like guests
Depart when they will.Afterwards,you ask-
Q:what does that mean?
A:It means you value the morning afterwards
as much as the evening 
                    Knowledge a thimble for oceans
to drip through.Our filters so small

we ask for more,please!

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