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Wednesday, 17 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)

THE PARTY NEVER STOPS
CLEAR SPOT!
Trout Mask Replica eye-opener
Clear Spot a slap in the cranium
Like FISH RISING,REVOLVER,ASTRAL WEEKS
even BLOOD ON THE TRACKS-
there were Zen certain "records"
one played over and over.Even now
the precision  dynamics of our deceased Captain
steer us towards lyrical bravery
and musical weirdnesses..
Just as Field Commander Cohen
was and is our poet extraordinary
and Dylan our living troubadour
We have the Captain's words and art
to agitate and reassure simultaneously
whenever we remember
to listen.

From a spoken word CD by Don Van Fleet aka Captain Beat Hart called, "Stand Up To Be...
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