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Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.

Saturday, 27 September 2014


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)

another border,another wall.The Other awaits
When we can hear ourselves (and understand)
a smile breaks.Pearl recognizes pearl.Songbirds same
Singing each to each our life game.Now Rosetta Stone your day-
relearn silence,hesitation,humility,patience,persistence,perspicacity.
Walls crumble with time and relativity.Roman(Hadrian/Vatican),Chinese(Great Wall/Tiananmen)
Resistance overcome with empathy ,enthusiasm,energy.
We live in one big human house/in every room-dialects,accents,languages
Until we hear each other clearly,it remains Towers of Babel
Highrise exponential curves require fast elevation
Wishing initiates the process of validation
Arthur Waley suffers in Chinese translation
Robert Bly obliges Rumi.You and i =Zen paradoxes-
one world  with instruction manual written in Chinese.

Japanese invasion..

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