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Wednesday, 29 April 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 and 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)

SUCH INTIMACY AND LONGING
WHEN WE STARE UP@OUR NIGHT SKY
and watch with wonder,its changes
in light and shade historic/it makes us ant eyes
in a huge holographic frame.Hubble or otherwise,size matters!
Spaces between matter matter!Everything is moving-
whether in fixed or fortuitous orbits-and we are part of this.
Small we are,watching giant Nebulae.Wondering how long
the song of space and matter existed before we emerged.
How our tiny lights are temporary as lightning-observed
from a Space Station -or we ,observing via telescope
patterns and configurations so different to our circles and squares.
Ellipses?Yes!Emergent!Constantly!Space Operas on a scale we cannot imagine.
Even when the diagram is presented on a 2d surface,we forget it is 3D and in motion.A dance,not a diagram.
Constantly moving,shifting,changing.Alluring to our emotions-calling us back to origins.
Knowing there is no other space for us.On this blue planet,spinning.
Thin veil of oxygen keeping us breathing.Millions of cars,belching exhausts.
Still we look UP! with intimacy and longing.This is where we came from..
 
YES!NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!!
wed 29-HARRIETS WRITING GROUP 1-3pm@strange brew (Host Robin Barratt)
th 30-COWBOY POETRY@DRIPPING SPRINGS!(Library)6pm-come and hear!
MAYDAY!GREENMANCOFFEEHOUSE 6.30
May 2EXPRESSIONS!Positive Poetry!@Austin Bahai center 2215 E.M Franklin .POT LUCK.POETS PANTRY.Doors 6pm.
Magic Jack's Birthday /Lydia's Press Club!
LINDA MARIE COSSA&GORDON McGILL,
NANCY FIERSTIEN,PETE SEBERT,HERMAN NELSON,JOHN BERRY,DAVE THORNBERRY
On Google (include the quotes): "Spirit Thom" poet austin
Live! on YouTube
Live! on YouTube Playlist
eBooks on iTunes
eBooks on NOOK/Barnes&Noble
eBooks on Smashwords
eBooks on ScribD
eBooks on Inktera
eBooks on TXTR
eBooks on Versent Books
The Complete Collection of Video and Audio of Open Mics Austin - Venues, Shows, and Artists
Open Mics Austin on YouTube - YouTube
More (25) of Spirit Thom's (written) work can be found (and sampled) on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/spirit-thom/id877639262?mt=11
Open Mics Austin Shared Google Calendar
Open Mics Austin - The Complete Collection of Video and Audio of Open Mics Austin

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