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Thursday, 18 December 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)


documentary vs fantasy
TONIGHT
eye went to listen
to learn and to absorb
to take in what was otherwise forgotten
to pay attention .This evening was special
as the desire to attune/to what is and what may be
in the words of others' songs.Time evicted us
Lapses of attention edited response.This fragment of Dead Sea scrolls
all i hold as evidence.Once there was..a story..told&shared.
We all declared that we would listen.But the message
got lost in rush towards the next.When will i recall
what you are saying to me now/instead of recounting

what just happened?

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