Tuesday, 23 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)

YES
SILENCE INCLUDED!
and rhythm,pause,cadence
motion,stillness,paradox
depth,shallowness,connection
Dramatic pauses/ellipses
Crescendos and diminuendos
Towers and caves
Paul Horn in the Pyramids
John Cage 3 minutes and 33 seconds
Marcel Marceau  and Jean-Louis Barrault
Monet&Breughal&Magritte
Stephane Grappelli&Alan Stivell
Robin Williamson and Mike Heron
Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart
Van Morrison and W B Yeats
Hafiz,Lalla,Mirabai,Kabir,Rumi
Simon &Garfunkel,Rodin &Gustav Vigeland
Milton&Dante,Heaven &Hell
Between courses,we set birds free
as a donation to the sky!


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