Wednesday, 16 December 2015


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?" 

ART AS DEVOTION (Devotional Art)
or this only earth you stand upon/waters you came from and carry
We are all Aquarians in this!Bow down before powers of storm and sand
between wall and wars/water still flows.Tides and moon elope.
Sun empowers solar cells on our skin.we breathe oxygen.
Origin stories sing to us through flutes and wind instrumenst
Pipers.Zen flutes.Indigenous tones,shapes,forms return.
when called,all birds return to nest and rest.Leaves from naked trees clothe all grasses.
Sleep through this.Seasons on slippered feet change the temperature.
Comfort in the Spring/cooler for your white winter.Autumn in between
Summer a scorcher.We grow lines on skin between us.
We draw lines between us.Between these lines we live-front lines
call us to give.Connection is all.Seasons deep call.Hear?Wildernests.

What a lovely idea, art as a form of "active prayer" – altogether beautiful read about the "solemn pleasure" of creative work:
“Immerse yourself in the common ground of the universe so that your true voice — not the egoistic voice that clamors vainly for power (for it will ruin you if you listen…|By Maria Popova

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