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Sunday, 3 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?"


yOU CAN NOT GO BACK
EVERY CENTIMETER BATTLEFIELD
Pogroms,Crusades,invasions,jihads
Occasional immolations,assassinations 
leading to a First World War..Europa suffers
plague,starvation,siege,history.No new here..
Only Olde Ruins to photograph,visit -as evidence
there Once Was Civilization.But The Louvre closed for floods
Petain a stain that will not Vichy wash off/collaborators
mean more than Art,and Galleries become History,too..
Pining for Mythical Pasts is also history-nostalgia for Wagner,Hitler
Not so long ago it was Poles,piled Jews.Now Palestinians,behind walls
like Jericho?Hadrian?China?Calais?Mix and match tides of refugees and racism.
Tell me of Guernica  and Gulag.Mother Europa suffers enough!Greek debt vs Temples 
Mixed metaphors vs BREXIT

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