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Tuesday, 1 September 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)

SILENCE BEFORE,AFTER,BETWEEN

CHAPTER ONE:NOTHING,NOWHERE,NO ONE

LISTEN.!..ALMOST SILENCE.....HALF-SOUNDS.

MIRANDA!YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS.

BETWEEN US?SOUNDS..and consenting silences

If you choose to be silent/silence will raise the rent.

Silence has Noh depth.What if it were shallow?

Syllables fell in.Drenched in music.

Silence moved in.Words moved out.

City means less than noise in a box.

You do not have to Babel.Silence is patient.It,too,ages well.


So i bought a box of sounds.It ran out,screaming.I was left with an empty box.Unplugged.

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