"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?
FIRST, THREE DEDICATIONS TO MY POETIC PEERS/ELDERS/ANCESTORS-
Dr.Marvin Kimbrough,Kaye Abikhalid,Barbara Carr-
whose positive poetic presences @Poetry on the Patio
had enlivened many a lunchtime HT student/staff reading
But Charmaine's father had just died ,and the postponement meant
it was just her and i reading for an hour to each other.
One by one,poet students came,and added their flare to the fire
Soon,we were six,with poetry and discussion,song and questions
involving every part of all of us.Treats were devoured,drinks drunk,
poems shared and improvised impassioned addresses emitted like sparks
This will happen again in April 2018(National Poetry Month)
and the quality of applied consciousness that enlivened today
may set on fire the imaginations of all HT students and staff.
What they had-they shared.Making their lives-into Art!