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Wednesday, 19 August 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)

FIGMENTS OF FLOWERS 
(in the barrel of a gun)
BATTALIONS OF MUSIC (not bagpipes nor banjos!
Eno soft and ambient.Muse for Middle Ages
Scripts that require no Doctor-just soothing healing
Traces of faces non-robotic.Can robots cry?
Pre-singularity solutions to world refugee gridlock
Calais ,Syria,Sudan,Eritrea-all tents and despair
Will be become German -or Greek?
Speak spirit or austerity economics?
Treat each other as comforting Confucians or Capitalist/Communist Chinese?
"Wanting to believe "is just a country song
Each country losing their indigenous culture/forests/water
Sahara was a rainforest pre-Roman Legions

And we were human beings.Before robotic reactions.

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