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Wednesday, 3 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)


ALL DAY LONG MUGGY HUMID HOT
UNTIL RELEASED/RAIN WASHED US
sounds of night insects hunting feasts
within,we keep the doors and windows open
RELIEF!All day long-complaints from those
who did not expect to be blackmailed by weather patterns
Emotions rise with heat.Streets waver in waves.
Pressure builds until clouds congregate
and give back the rain they stored for too long
We,too,loosened ,released.relaxed
Night is now a song outside
while,within,we enter in early morning awakenings
Hours sleep deep.Half moon blinks.
Morning will bring us into a new dream

Until Zen-we shed our skin-and sing!

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