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Tuesday, 17 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?" 


CONSIDER BARTON SPRINGS
(before it had a name)
A SPACE FOR PILGRIMAGE
where indigenous came
to ritually bathe in these waters
refreshed-to move away
Springs still bubble forth(less powerfilled
still healing intrinsically /core of what is now a city
choking on its own exhausts.Springs flood
and go bone dry.Seasons come through and leave.

This is why poetry.To laugh,to cry,to sing,to grieve.

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