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Wednesday, 9 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)

SPARK OF MADNESS
Correlations between those of "altered states"
and those who made art out of chaos
Painters,poets,novelists-surrealists
all used that spark of madness
to make art .Dali's masturbatory fantasies,
Baudelaire's praise of opium ,Van Gogh's absinthe,
Burrough's heroin,Bukowski's alcoholism-
like Leary and LSD,Ginsberg and marijuana
one asks if art is best served by madness,or repose?
"Kubla Khan "from a laudanum-inspired dream
Those who "Channel""ghost"writers those"inspired"creators
who steal from dreams,visions and projected fantasies
There are so many who do not believe they can.Let them BUY these works

if only to prove or disprove that quality comes from a"spark of madness!"

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