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Monday, 26 December 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 Thom'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?"

EVERYWHERE I GO-ART FOLLOWS
Staring out from HOW ARE YOU ?frog murals
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH !on the wall of Joe's Cafe
Many a temporary shrine to those killed by cars-
plastic flowers and a cautionary RIP(on South Lamar)
Then the tagging-of trains,vacant buildings,streets
Territoriality stretches as far as an aerosol spray can
High above us-on bridges and freeways-daubings by  outsiders
with messages that only Art  can carry-the crocheting of bike racks,
making sweaters for lamp posts and poles/the changing of road signs
like (temporary)DAVID BOWIE Street when Bowie died
Art affirms and attacks simultaneously-it defines us and defies us
Soon new graffiti will challenge and confront us.Soon we will be provoked

into being fully ALIVE!

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