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Monday, 25 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?"

Walter Benjamin's genius for surreal visions
DISPLACEMENT
Abacus  abolished numerical literacy
Written stories destroyed  apocryphal and oral 
Memory stolen by tape recorders
Hearing by radio,vision by television
Replacement of folk art by "professionals"
Galleries became auction houses
Each step forward steals pasts
Cars reduce walking
GOOGLE displaces imagination 
like Disney destroys fairy tales

 by replacing our perceptions with specific images 
Imagination now a graphic novel or digital movie
Conversation now Instagram,Skype ,Text or Tweet 
and do not ask how outdoor activities 
have been disrupted by POKEMON GO!
History becomes a glass Museum 
We become robotic/prone to programing 
Until the next disruptive technology displaces us..

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