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Thursday, 29 September 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?"

GANDY DANCERS
When you are black,and blues belongs to you
Others watch ,and learn from you
Strum guitars and yodel as folk are wont to do
Railroad tracks are the start of something new
Workers with time and no money(true!-
move in a way that implies future freedom
You hear their raised voices as in church hymns
Spirited spirituals appropriated via others 'rhythms
White blues is born of deep yearning
Raised voice and guitar accompaniment singing
the truth of living below everyone and every thing
Brakeman or water boy,rich musician with TB blues
You make your way through Depression days

by singing your auto-biographical truth..

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