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Saturday, 13 June 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)

HEAT O THE MOON,COOL OF THE SUN
One day our one star will extinguish
It will burn like Edna St Vincent Millay
Stronger than Outback /cold dark stillness
We may hear music /before that blast

Billions of years in a  bumble bee
Hundreds in every hornet
Sting is in the details
We will not be alive to die 

Before you leave-you grieve
After you are forgotten,you might not return
Life is a leaf in a storm of winds
Space is a lesson to learn.In time
we will run out-of resources,ownership and fame
Then we might finally understand

these gifts that snuffed out like a flame.

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