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Monday, 30 October 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?

THERE ARE BETTER POES (i know!
THOSE WHO MEMORIZE&PERFORM HIS TEXTS
As if they were THE RAVEN  or ANNABEL LEE reincarnated
There are better impersonators/actors who can convey his dark journeys
through ROMANCE  and EULALIE and who know his SONNET TO SCIENCE
and other fave lines of stories like THE TELL-TALE HEART
Me?/I prefer the personal truth of ALONE,more than SPIRITS OF THE DEAD
I LOVE the joyous tintintabulation of THE BELLS even more than EL DORADO
You may know him by his 60 short stories/many made into Vincent Price Hammer Horror movies
It his embrace of darkness and the fey,makes him magic to this day
There are far better folk who can convey Poe in their own way
Some still pilgrim to his grave,where his bones may lay

It is the sharing of his stories brings Edgar Allen Poe back to dark life today...

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