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Wednesday, 20 August 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)


HALF WAY THROUGH THE SKY
THE QUESTION AROSE-"DO WE HAVE WINGS?"
The fact scientific that we were all hurtling through space
@a speed incapable of braking was deemed irrelevant
Vestigial evidence of where wings were once(on shoulder blades)
was deemed by professionals as historical only
And wise men still disputed any evidence of levitation

as circus tricks not worthy of deliberation
They alone held the keys to flightpaths
They would cede this magic to no other being
Bird asked-"Gentlemen!Can YOU fly?"
Case dismissed-look outside-BIRDS TRIUMPHANT!

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