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Friday, 31 March 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?"

QUESTIONS REQUIRING RESPONSE
Is poetry serving politics,or politics serving poetry?
Does music make or mar the performance of verse?
Do beliefs enhance poetry?Or limit the freedom to express?
Is censorship of language ever justified?
Do you need to plead "originality"in your poetry?
Can performance overwhelm content?
Should a poem carry a "message"?
Is it fine to rhyme ALL the time?
What poets/poems SING to you?
Do other languages /cultures convey themselves well in verse?
Is religion a source or a defeat of poetry?
Can secular poetry advance religion(s)?
Is poetry REALLY necessary?
Can you live without dreams/music/song/art?
Is life worth living without artistic exploration/inspiration?

Can you fit your world into a poem?

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