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Friday, 13 May 2016

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem


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?"

YOU SEE (IT CHANGES)
LAND &ITS(temporary)OWNERSHIP
Languages spoken/sung within her arms
Artificial Borders,barriers,dingo fences
(Who to let in and who to imprison?
All these songs will be forgotten.
Land is a language unto itself.
Baked,flooded,stormclouded,polluted
Time for history has come-to excavate
songlines in creekbeds/storylines in beachwaves
Desert dry dust fables-Lassiters Last Ride,DIG
mean nothing to an Asian/who mirrors Sydney suburbs
rocks to a loud car disco exhaust Saturday night
and the work of silence in several languages.
Large and oldest continent-and we do not yet hear
the Dreaming that glows back 40,000 years.
Until we do,these suppurating cities
will spill sewage with no understanding
how fragile each airwaveshell is-
how temporary our tiny times..



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