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Sunday, 20 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!!" 

WHY I LOVE JEFFREY SMART & DAVID HOCKNEY
It is only by hyperbole that i will listen
Realism fails us!Headlines must scream BLOOD!
before we wake for breakfast,and nod.
So-supersaturate my Technicolors
Make my art Industrial/Hyper-Realist
and i will see my swimming pool and gas station
in a new primary aesthetic.Talk of trees and birds
as Chinese as their disappearance.I live in cities
where cars and trucks steal silence.Trains rattle coal lines.
Noise and vibrations-yet Hockney/Smart share a Classic stillness
their paintings New York/Australia/Californian,with an Arcadian optimism
that belies pollution,waste,detritus.Art can fool us well-it sells emotions
We so much want Arcadia we will paint murals on Gaza prison walls

and paint wings on children,so they can fly away.

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