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Monday, 21 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!!" 

FRIENDS WITH CAMERAS
They have changed/as their cameras went digital
Image matters more-slim thin back pockets
Multiple shots sans flash/no developing -INSTANT!
And posted to FACEBOOK instantly,to be ignored
by one million other postings streamed and ignored.
Eye know this is a visual age,and ear a sound track
Radio  a franchise to print commercials unless community
and even these polluted by begging /fundraising petitioning
When i hear a human voice,i listen.Deeply.Otherwise flip back
to pocket camera days,FLASH! pix -even sepia/black and white
those days are Museums .By the time you get to this last line

'You will have forgotten this image.

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