"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?
USES OF POETRY IN 2017
1.To express freedoms and undress tyranny
2.To bless Beauty in her many disguises
3.To encourage wisdom and justice for humanity
4.To listen to the lost,so they may be found
5.To reach out to others,in their needs
6.To supply meaning where none is otherwise found
7.To hear all birds,and translate their songs truthfully
8.To be book and tongue,PAµphone and venue
9.To walk with all who seek to run
10.To join the journey-in wonder and in love.
Merely a decade ago, Nouk could not speak a word of English. Now, he's an award-winning slam poet.
Born in a Sudanese prison to an inmate mother, he later fled his native lands and eventually found his way to Australia.