Friday, 8 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)

SCRAPE SUNSHINE!
SUMMER HEAT!BARTON SPRINGS!
Whether free by sluice or dollar three
Parking via Macadam.Walk in.Many here before ye
Polar Club now Solar Club.Cool freeze now welcome relief.
Slip your only Holy Body into Sacred Springs!SWEET!
Whether you are moved to laps or just to float
Those two decoy ducks remain expressionless
Some folk prefer the fun of frolic/serious swimmers
slim via counting distance.I sink.I stare at skies of clouds
Water sustains me.It corresponds with waters within
Both sing of Springs!For a short time-no chlorine,no fluoride
Just freedom issuing like liquidity from the Bank of Gaia


and we are RICH!

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