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Tuesday, 3 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)


WITCH
WE ARE NOT FAR FROM THE BURNING OF WITCHES
Casting of spells,attacks upon difference
Divergence was threatened via Fascism/racism
which revives like hot fires in Europe as pogroms
Beheading of hostages forgets Tower of London spikes
Hung ,drawn,quartered on Glastonbury Tor
Third teat?or drowning in Trial by Ordeal?
Torture at Bagram just so Medieval
Still fire,and dogs,confinement ,and pain
given to those who think differently,again..
For those who find success outside of New Zealand it’s considered poor form to criticise the mother country. The job of an international success is to act as a salesperson rather than a citizen. Arguably this was as true for Katherine...
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