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)
THE NEW OLD
INDIGO &TECH SAVVY CHILDREN KNOW
the way ahead is build upon the bones of ancestors
Volunteer altruism.co-operation activation self-initiation
with others in circles,spirals,troupes,tribes and Festivals
Feminist Poetry Festival,Flora de Nopal,Austin Poetry Society
Open mikes -Spoken&Heard,Expressions,4th Thursdays at NeWorlDeli
Home circle pot lucks like DRINK n INK,GREEN MAN COFFEEHOUSE,
Public venues =AUSTIN WRITER'S ROULETTE,THIRSTY THURSDAY,
OPTIMISTS ANONYMOUS,RECYCLED READS ROUND ROBIN READING
Anyah Dishon's Awesmic City Poetry Cafe-every gathering
makes new steps in old skin.Centuries of campfires,sing outs!,
build up to a Woodstock,Stonehenge,Austin International Poetry Festival
or mini-flash mob Kickstarter projects of art,music,poetry and activism combined.
SAVE THE....! campaigns requiring every age to walk down streets
or withdraw from all wars,seek transparency of governments
OCCUPY space and time and mind to ADBUSTER reverse the dominant paradigms
STOP SHOPPING DAY/BUY NOTHING DAY! NO PANTS ON SUBWAY DAY!
Talk Like a Pirate Day!With wit,humor,panache,front line futures merge with elders
Memories of previous actions celebrate Independence Day (almost!
Separation of Church and State day(still almost..and WHAT YOU WILL DO NEXT DAY!
Which is every day of the rest of your active life!LIVE OM! DANCE SONG!ART ON!YES!