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Monday, 23 July 2018

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?

WE ARE LIVING INFORMATION FIELDS
These are extended via connectivity
They compound like village gossip
They have results in our material world
via both content and delivery.More of us
use phones and computers than ever before.
This changes the very world we are a part of.
It also changes the nature,content and servicing of information
Hence newspapers fold(magazines,too)
And online must provide instant worldviews.
Now we visually see brushfires ,riots and school shootings
yet we do not see what is not shown..Editing and faux news
is as old as propaganda ,and as dangerous.
May this information flow freely,so your decisions
are based upon active participation,not passive false trust
in "Trial by headline/Trial by deadline..Trial by speculation"(Daevid Allen)

Dedicated to Garrison Keilor and Al Franken.

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