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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

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?" 


HOBBY?OBSESSION?MANIA?
USED TO COLLECT BOOKS
now my library has displaced all else
Collected records-78 rpms,45 rpm singles,EPs,LPs-even Cds
They sit,loved but unplayed.Time has run away.Were eye to replay
all those video formats,those CDRs,DVDs/lives would be lost
in consumption rather than creative production.Memory must sharpern
when each experience is unique.Even if history repeats/versions change(like formats)
Black and white worlds admit Kodak color and widescreen IMAX special effects.
Every vision is once.Epiphanies in the washing up.Stone dropped in the pool of Silence.
Half a haiku need must sing louder than monumental epics.Desk Calendars and Hallmark persist.
Country and Western sweet.Lullabies and laments cycle birth,life,death.Free will allows us
to create illusion continuity /when each page is a Uni-verse,every Chapter a Creation Saga.
Each Book Upanishads/Gita/Koran/Bible memorised and translated to distil peace
even when obsession demands we argue over interpretations
when even the Churches are bombed and burning
And our Garden of Eden is a Drone.


Madness and genius – cosmologist Janna Levin on the vitalizing power of obsessiveness, from Newton to Einstein
“Are all of nature’s greatest secrets encrypted in our own selves?”
brainpickings.org

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