Monday, 28 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)

WHERE THE WIND SOCKS
gasps,blows,rages,sings through  tube and tunnel
she wants to know what good is it?
(breath,prana,chi,ka)-
he wants us to taste Scotch and weed as ceremony
as we plant a living tree in a dying park
he promises to return and water it

this hole is dug by young-
we have come as tribe and clan
to bless each other and restore balance(again!
this world was once trees
now captured flight patterns detained indefinitely

ritual frees us.We circle and photograph/
freeze framed eye to eye hawk grackle
Poor bruised battered scarred wounded earth
each other,from the moment of birth-
paper kites within random whims of winds

singing each other in to existence(again!

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