Monday, 23 June 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)


YOU ARE JAZZ, ART & POETRY
YOUR HOUSE BURNS DOWN
taking your art,sculpture,musical instruments
You are @ground zero except for one fact-
for over thirty years you have encouraged others
They organize on your behalf-and the town turns up
Poets,musicians,artists,actors,activists-all add
their talents to your life rebuilding.You have always recycled-
now you begin with only the love of friends-
it is a solid foundation to build upon.
All homes are built upon love
Every tribe needs purpose
Today you are their expression-
in poem,song,altruism/they add to your life lines
and you will live a long time,Eduardo
The love you gave and built upon has flowered and bloomed
and in the light of your being/others are braver now-to love and give more
You celebrate with those with whom you share your hopes
Your new home is built with friends&allies,companeros
It is a firm foundation.Every line ,every word,every song rings true
Tonight you are their jazz,their art,their song,their verse

You are the house they grew up in-and now they sing with you!

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