Sunday, 31 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)
FOR A LONG TIME, A WALL
We each come to one.Stop.Wait .Hesitate.
Some will draw a wall and turn it to a flower
One or two will try interpretative dance
More will film the wall,seeking to melt it into moving images
I will write poems in the empty air about walls
and how they are as temporary as time itself.
Pain is a wall.Dis-ease.Limits.Fear.Anger
I have seen those who use their anger as a fire
to scorch the countryside with their flaming critiques
Dragons still exist,as well as salamanders
Whatever myth you project need protect you.
All of them more art upon the wall...
Posted by Jon Downes at 01:06
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