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Saturday, 27 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)

"WE WANT TO SING TO A BETTER ANGEL!"
With a love of wrap around stories
Wanting storytellers to ignite/delight/defy/excite us
Wishing for enchantments that both levitate and meditate
Knowing silence as a foreign language
Stepping in the WITH basket not the MAYBE
Taking Facebook's LIKE to LOVE PASSIONATELY
Connecting those dots until they become a music chart
Choruses and chorales gather and sing
One by one we flashdance our way in
to the Ordinary Mysteries-Why Birds?
Because Wings demand flight,and even sorrow is Light
to Illuminate WHAT IS into WHAT MIGHT BE-
a prayer,a chant,an anthem,a song

We are All "The Great Mystery!"

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