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?"
700 years since Dante's death
Pre-Milton,no other focus upon Death &Judgement
has resonated as deeply as Dante(in translation)
Comedy,Divine,Spiritual Transformational Allegory-
it does not matter that Purgatory has been abolished (like Limbo)
For every cognitive soul still self-judges and is judged
and many still seek self-purification-from the Hell of Hiroshima/Fukushima
to the Eden of a Heavenly Reward. From Pain ,suffering in Stoic Acceptance,
leading to Purgation/Transformation,distilling learning until Purity is restored,
and Eden can begin again.This process of purgation -both Catholic ,Buddhist and Zen-
processing to Satori,Samsara or Eden,may be a cycle of Reincarnation(or not)
Are we to learn the Ways of Heaven here on Earth? Ask Dante
about his poetic love of Beatrice..