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Thursday, 12 November 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?" 


UNLESS WE CHANGE
WE FALL BEHIND EACH MOMENT
until our age leaves us bogged in reactions
unworthy of any living adaptive organism
Could our heroes of the 60s thrive in 2015?
Those living Ferlinghettis,Snyders ,McClures-
each unique,different,diverse.Well,they had to change-
to temper their tunings to the call of the ages.Like jazz-
one evolves from Trad to freeform /bebop/rogue stylings.
Words are sounds trapped in cages.Ululations ,howls,shouts,screams,songs
are as much the repertoire and vocabulary of performance
as pages white and framed,drained of all emotions.
Shakespeare was not meant to be studied-his plays were for performance
There is a power in your voice.Add meaning in text .Share with an audience
Extend the world into another world.ENTER@WILL.You are home!
You are living in this moment!
 a link.
Beat poet Michael McClure tries new style at 83 In the 60 years since the famed Six Gallery reading that introduced the Beat poets, Michael McClure has read his words in any number of forms and settings. [...] he’d never done anything close…
sfchronicle.com

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