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Friday, 22 July 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?"

GINSBERG NEAR HIS END REGRETTED
"I WAS JUST A CHRONICLER OF OTHERS"
Albert Huffstickler departed.."There must be somewhere better than Austin"
Bukowski near his death made fun of his old myths
Each@the edge slows down.Meditates.Rate of change compounds.
Like talking hippie to a punk,or punk to a stockbroker
 Compare the myth of youth to the reality of age   
Fresh peach face to lined experience 
Beauty in too many stories to remember  
without the capacity to remember  
why you walked into this room.
Wordsworth did not want walkers in his Lake District.  
What if those famous last words were dross and dribble? 
Age may not mean wisdom,nor innocence wise
Footprints on the path towards the waters 
Sweet Virginia-whether you fall or rise 
depends upon intent.Sweet Sylvia-
at least you saved your children from your choice.

 
So many of the players gone: Jack Micheline, Kaufman, Kell Robertson, Gene Ruggles, George Tsongas, just to name a small handful.
By the time he returned, North Beach had become ground zero for the Beat Generation, and Winans embraced the bohemian lifestyle. The book follows…
sfgate.com

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