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Sunday, 4 January 2015

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)

WHY?
FEAR OF ART
Even nakedness censored
Even FEMEN bravery
Especially Cds ,movies,mass mediated medicated media
Especially everywhere.Not even democracy.Churches whine
Arrest bare breasts/add olive leaves to naked Greek statues
Before you say you are cool with art today-why no brave outcry
when Banksy is painted over or declared OUTLAW on gray walls?
Is it not your own body to tattoo,body paint,puncture like STELARC?
Have all those performance artists changed nothing?
Even mainstream Lady Ga Ga-even Madonna's EROTICA
Beyonce-this is your body!.Art is not porn.We are born in harmonies
and seek return to Eden womb.Millions tattoo.Illuminated man/woman.
Horns on heads,deformed ears,spikes and chains in secret spaces.
Art has no limits.Only we who say NO!make less out of more.
Let art Play!Every wall a gallery space!Every womb a view!
Well, isn't that special?!

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