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Thursday, 20 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)

GO TELL THE EMU&THE OSTRICH
"there are no flightless birds!"
GO TELL NEW ZEALAND'S KIWI
it needs wings and must fly
Some birds are landlocked landlubbers
Some birds choose earth and forest
without need for flight or flying feathers
Lyrebird hops,yet is beauty in spread lyre
Dodo could have been extinguished
by being less than winged
and we were birds once(avian creatures
That is why we still look UP
@a wider sky,asking why

we cannot sing..

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