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Thursday, 24 March 2016


Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, 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 within 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?"

Conference of Birds
by Thom the World Poet 

Something about green harmonies
attract living songs and poems.
Art is a flower without words -
So we supplied sufficient to
the blue evening sky, beneath
a canopy of leaves which themselves
were nests for conferences of birds,
whose evening nocturnes became
bells that tolled, and resonated with
tone and shape and form.
We all remarked how well the birds
sang. . . but we were in their habitat,
and the answering skies were score-sheets
for their symphonies. Night distilled sweetness,
as chant and response echoed green to blue. . .
purple to black. And as stars twinkled in merriment,
we slipped dreams into trees, hopeful of return
another time, to this Eden. 🌿
written after a performance in the magic garden of Renee Studebaker
near Austin's Hyde Park in springtime, 2015.
coming soon, on April 30 at 7:30 p.m. a celebration of nature and
gardening at YardFarm  (7204 Shelton Rd, Austin, TX 78725)

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