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Monday, 3 October 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?"

DESERT SONGS

WHAT YOU HEAR AWAY FROM HERE
is as old as stone.Flint,to be precise
and it is tuned and attuned
as earth is a song/we learn
to sing along/with and besides/so we
may understand fully/why we hum /harmonically
as if hearing sounds /beyond our audible spectrum
Deserts know.They hold the wisdom of past oceans.
They whistle winds through them.Sand and glass notes
are heard by desert dwellers.Stones sing!
That is why we value crystals/diamonds/quartz/silicon
Our clear glass world needs to hear again-
the singing distance of deserts
NBC News's video.
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Hear the sounds of prehistoric times. Architect Ammar Khammash made an instrument entirely from foraged flint stones from the deserts of Jordan.  

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