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Sunday, 19 February 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?"

THOSE EUROPEAN MASTERS
HOW DID THEY DEAL WITH THE 100 YEAR WARS?
The "Great"Plague?Goya to Guernica/Sudan to Somalia
Syrian baby washed ashore from the Mediterranean
Baby Syrian boy in the back of an ambulance
The Gardener of Aleppo.The Toy Man of Aleppo.
Now only posthumous images.Blasted away
like that Vietnamese girl immortalized photographically
next in a Bristol mural via Banksy.Art upon art.
Medecins Sans Frontieres to White Helmets.
Is Art an opportunist?An ambulance chaser
to evoke tears and a temporary purse string?
What use Galleries in a war zone?Buddhist Sculptures in Afghanistan?
ISIS knows!Take away memory and make a NO FLY ZONE
Take away homes and make a REFUGEE ZONE

Take Away Art and make Homeless Art on every Street!

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