Thursday, 5 October 2017

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem


Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, 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 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?

AS SOON AS YOU DRIVE YOUR NEW CAR OFF THE LOT
IT LOSES VALUE&GAINS SHADOWS&STORIES
Your choice and free will dictates and determines
where this metal glass computer driven kit will glow
When you are gas/battery full-who cares?who knows?
Fascinated by antique cars and their owners
By racing cars and their driven drivers
By special purpose trucks,vans ,lorries and their drivers
Stories accrue as to how and who and why
we wrap ourselves in wheels and embrace the Unknown Roads.
Waking with Walt Whitman,or tramping with Carl Sandburg
or criss-cross country car Kerouac speeding
Shadows and stories follow ,unwritten laws
like mileage as mortality,and fractures ,and accidents..
Dust and grease in the broken car lot and the scrap yard
Cars will be stripped and crushed anonymously
Never ask who was her previous owner
You are still driving,driven..

http://www.spiritthom.com
Th Oct 5=WAKE THE DEAD!7pm San Marcos!3 roundsoforiginalverse
Sat oct 7-EXPRESSIONS!welcomes Autumn@Austin Bahai Center 2215 E.M Franklin Ave from 6pm.

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