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Thursday, 28 November 2013

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling 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 Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, 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 with in 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? why not indeed!!" (The wondrous poetpic is by Jack McCabe, who I hope forgives me for scribbling all over it with Photoshop)

BLOOD ON THE MOON
WHERE AN ASTRONAUT FELL
You can see it from here
when rust red bushfires burn
our image of what we think we see
into red scar patterns of what is
Like Pyramids on Mars
animals on planets/shades and shapes
play tricks with us as we see
what we think we saw before-guilt,embarrassment
when the ones we ridicule/laugh at our mirrors
Projection of shadows and wounds and scars
cripple our future walking /Moon and Mars must wait
for us to heal our little Earth(home of our birth)

before we fly into the dream of "All Is Forgiven"

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