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Tuesday, 7 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)

IMMORTALITY?
SELF-IMMOLATION  AS A BUDDHIST ART FORM
Like the cutting of flesh for vultures to eat
Exposing to the elements,to fire or to air
Top die by choice-or to release all art
so it evaporates its possessive powers away
I knew a man who gave away every thing-
his arms ,his legs,his feet,his face
He wanted to change-in core and essence
So he gave himself away
Another woman-masked and mysterious
changed identities every time she appeared
She did not want to be ONE THING for anyone
Facets of a jewel that changed like Uluru in light
Art is more than objects-it is a process of creating wax wings and fires

just to see which one survives...

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