"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?
RULE OF THUMB
THUMB DRIVE vs TYPEWRITER
Predilection for Antique Formats-
SNAP! Camera pre-cameraphone.
Peck at a ribbon typewriter
Memories of carbon paper.Xerox.
Slow woodpecker tap tap tap of Jack Kerouac
"That's not WRITING!.That's TYPING!"
And the worship of the rolled scroll
Unveiled for students of the Arcane
whose Ancestors left stories as clues
for a lifestyle that is no longer new
but was Beat seeds for a birthed personal truth.
Easy to hate.Disdain over distance.Even now,
we nibble at BEAT beats,making caricatures
of snapped fingers and bongos in coffee shops
and Universal Black for love of jazz and drugs
Our eyes are screened for Security.
Our fingers Tweet each early morning
Our Temporary Emperor makes human errors
Who can erase such mistakes?Johnny Depp?