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Saturday, 27 September 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)

BUTT ENDS OF SEPTEMBER
FAREWELL SEPTEMBER!
You were always preface to the Book Of Winter
Autumn takes a Fall when leaves get deciduous
Winds arise .Rain returns.Not continuous(contiguous)
In a matter of some hours,you will be a Woody Allen movie-
nostalgic,sentimental,low-budget/reminding us of brighter days..
Interregnum now,these darkening shadows
will find a Halloween October/some Thanksgiving
and soon the verdict from a hung jury
will determine what this year looks like
from the perspective of baby 2015,fresh-hatched
and planning more days and nights until it,too,
empties to Autumn,letting seasons mulch
Composting memories,curating histories
making gardens out of fire ant beds

heroes out of housewives and librarians..

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