Friday, 24 October 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)

WHAT ONE HUMAN BEAMING CAN DO
JOHN KELSO ON OUR FRONT LINES
slipped poetry into Austin-Statesman
Earned the gratitude of many Austinites
for sharing their contemporary realities
Friends all came to Schotz's Garden
Just to thank and toast their hero-and
modest as always,he smiled when he saw
all his readers bringing out his articles
asking him to sign them.He already did when
he told the truth-and got poetry published in
the Austin American Real Estatesman!
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