Sunday, 14 July 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?"

DESERT DWELLERS
HERE IS WHERE BELIEFS BEGIN-
Standing Rock.Pyramids.Holy Mountain.Petroglyphs.
Here is where you enter into Silence.Wrapped in dust.
If there are caves,there will be Scrolls.
If not-totems,signs,symbols.
What you see may not be what is-distances
compress into shapes and sizes.You are this-
deserts.Distances.Your form becomes
what you feel and see.Caw! of crow.
Sleep of snake.Solid of stone.
What you know sheds from you like second skin
Enter into Other Worlds.Dream.Stars-over impossible distances.
Believe only what you see.Less what you have become-
Deserts.Stone.

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