"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?
THE WIFE OF THE OWNER OF THE THAI FOOD VAN
is having a child soon.So he bought a farm (for the raising of ostriches)
and he will shift his insurance/car sales small business online soon.
So the open stage Wednesdays at Rad Radam may end any moment
and folk are already turning their attention to future possibilities.
The owners of Manchaca Market have closed down the open mic Tuesdays
Poets still appear like mushrooms to fill chairs and make verse
and solo musicians return to accompany them.Such is Life!
A new open mic begins in summer storms at Austin Pizza Monday Nights!
Death can wait for Time to Stop.There will be grieving enough!
But while we are alive,we will gather,and sing,and speak
and share-because we know the alternative (is not there..
These are the days we are living in-where EVERYTHING is threatened!
The dance calls-and we cannot demur!In the light of public violence-DANCE!
In the light of cruel politics -DANCE MORE!With crime and corruption-DANCE FASTER!
They may outnumber us-but we have the dance in our eyes and our feet,in our minds and hearts and liver and kidneys!