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Sunday, 26 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?"

FACTS WON'T CHANMGE MY MIND
WE ARE LIVING IN A POST-FACT WORLD
Ad hocery is a mockery of the rational
Emotionalisms rule on fake news sites
Hate is directed to anyone we don't like
And that list is as long as our fear
that change might change all things in here
So we revert to THE GLORIOUS PAST
with spurious examples of what might last
but it is foolish fond and frolicsome
We are following .Just following
and those who"lead"us by the nose
have no clue.On we go..
If mind could work as well as heart
Our only life would be our Art!

 
Excellent explanation as to why rational, factual argument so often fails to convince people. (It's longish but worth reading all the way.)
New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.
newyorker.com

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