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Friday, 20 February 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)

IT'S COMPLICATED
WE LOVE WATER
but mountains of emptied plastic bottles
that will not be recycled-and endless drought
We love earth-yet earthquakes/fracking
We love fire-but bush fires everywhere
We love abundance -still poverty..
Trees?Deforestation.Birds?Hunting seasons
Animals?Endangered species.Mammals?
(that is you and me-and we have only time-and energy
is in crisis mode-so we chew energy bars/take pills
Remind ourselves of the strictly temporal
Make do with what is/Bless This Day
as if it were our First(and Last)

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