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Sunday, 11 February 2018

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?
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?


WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT THAT
IT WAS NOT TAUGHT TO US
We have books.But they omit inconvenient facts
Armenian massacres.Jewish terrorism.Winners write texts.
Ask Caesar.His Gallic Wars a HIT!Gaels spoke and sang but lost the plot
when no one spoke indigenous.Language is lost when not used.
Adaptation fails when abused.Who believes victims?
A book is a bird behind bars.Bars need bards.To sing escape tunes.
To whistle the way out.Minotaurs need labyrinths.We need story threads
to weave Penelope into more than myth.Ariadne.Rapunzel.
Hair means more than a musical.Question is-can we sing

our way out of past prisons?

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