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Sunday, 23 June 2019

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?"

AS SOON AS YOU WRITE
(unless you choose to be Emily
you are compared and connected to every living writer.
Sometimes(rarely)-compared to and with the Ancient Ones-
those whose aphorisms and wisdom distilled their times(and ours
So it is that writers recognize each other-first via art/next via life itself.
Connections are made of time and loyalty-you review each other's works,
praise others so more might read their writings.And you listen to the learned-
those you admire and respect.This Community of Letters may not be an Academy-
more a Positive Praising Peer Group that affirms and supports the very art itself.
Later this may mean the support of Grants and Foundations.Mostly not.
Poets and Writers rarely have long life spans-but they get to define our tastes-by announcing theirs
Thus we read what they have read,and liked,and found worthy of re-reading.
Thus writing survives,against all the tyrannies of our times
Despite censorship,exile,slander,libel,defamation and death,
what you write now /may live longer than all your critical reviewers..
LIKE and SHARE are just the beginning .WRITE and SHARE another...

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