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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

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?"


LAST OF THE LIGHT FADES
ON THE SECOND DAY of 2017
For some reason,weather has been benign
enticing life into the sun /light and day/life
while all the litanies of 2016 fade like flowers
Names of beloved will be forgotten
like this poem/song/invocation.
When the point was not the passing
more the immediacy of presence
when we were fully here/fully hearing
Time stops.Waits.Meditates.Practices Tai Chi/Yoga
Restore Balance and Harmony of Feng Shui.
Welcomes all wisdom of all who admit
of more than their own solitary existences.
We are connected-elementally
Breathe the same air,walk this only earth
drink recycled waters,and warm by fires
ancient as tribes and cave and hunt.
Each island also a tributary/isthmus
Every one of us more than one.



Reportedly passed away this morning. His books have been a source of delight and knowledge.
On the eve of his 90th birthday, one of the most influential writers of his generation talks about migration, Brexit, growing old – and his fondness for…
theguardian.com|By Kate Kellaway

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