"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?
We are built on language
and the way we kiss is speech
Silences,too,have their significances
Yet is it best to remember vestiges
by what survives among us.
Italian,French,German-a pot-pourri polyglot
of glottal stops plop us right in the middle
of an Ocean of Histories.Both grammar and spelling
have a geneology.Both laughter and goodwill
become Esperanto.What is lost on this blank page screen
are the emotional dreams that gave birth to these
eccentricities ,exceptions,adaptations -of mutated language patterns
Just as Shakespeare!Then ask Chaucer!
Then ask Jay-Z!Then ask Kanye!