Thursday, 19 February 2015

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)

CITY AS MY COUNTRY
All my life in a box
When released,seeking another
Each to a box/begin and end
When to a tree with space in between
a passing visit-return to box
Camera in hand (to prove it happened
No wait for wind nor still to catch up
Between always means speed/box 2 box
Beyond is where point meets purpose
Between is birth to death (sweet highway)
Before we get to final box moments
Sing sweet city song-alone/alien nation
Distances between cheek 2 jowl
A fence/a wall/a different box

to eat from and be eaten

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