Thursday, 24 July 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)
IF I WANTED TO BE ALONE
IF I WANT TO BE ALONE
LET IT BE WITH FRIENDS!
May we eat @Long John Silver
among Anonymous and Uncompanions
Not RADIO nor STARBUCKS ,not franchise nor Mall
More Strange Brew,Full English,Kick Butt Sunday Nights
where we can smile like fools!May we meet away from laptop dancers
Away from white earbud deaf to us.May our tongues clatter loud in conversation
not be sneered at by angry students.Territory is transitory.We play in shifts
We pay in small loose change.Unaffiliated,light arted/we laugh often
and have good reason!Finding US among the" I "circus-
loving links of creating ring when we reach out
then reach in(a gain!)
Posted by Jon Downes at 11:09
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