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Tuesday, 3 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?"


Visiting Disney World is the Modern Version of Making a Medieval Pilgrimage
LIKE JEAN BAUDRILLARD and MIRCEA ELIADE
I ,too,flew in to Orlando,hired a car,drove to Disney World
I wanted to see Captain Eo(3D Michael Jackson 8 minute epic)
but also to examine the (imputed)transformational processes.
Of course-HUGE car park,and entrances where you paid
Then lines for every attraction winding forward and back.
Rides seem briefer than the waiting.Whether the design was Medieval,
the waiting was punishment.Between narrative and symbolic,
i journeyed between Republicanism and Monarchy(Main Street vs the Palace)
Then the conflict between Past(Frontierland)and the Future(Tomorrowland)
Finally Childhood (Fantasyland)vs Adolescence(Adventureland)
This design has spawned satellite shrines from Paris to Tokyo.
 Walt Disney and his Imagineers had drawn upon historical Castles
and contemporary Outdoor Museums-but the fatal attraction
is the Myth and Mystery weaved from imaginary anthropomorphic creatures
replicated from TV,movies and decades of FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT.
The addiction is real-a second childhood for parents

A "safe" space for children.I left my pilgrimage with empty pockets and no wisdom.

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