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Monday, 30 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?


I HAVE LIVED ALL MY LIFE IN (CAPITAL) CITIES!
DIED IN TINY TOWNS OF HEATED GOSSIP
where stasis and stolidity make an art form of slowness
and conversation is as rare as raindrops
Romance of the dull country is perennial
Trees chopped down for crops to be planted
The reason cities boom in this bustling world
is our need to congregate together.Whether either
is a case for "democracy"or not is as ambiguous as "progress"
Destitute farmers move into cities and agitate for change
They need the hustle of others around
To protest in a country town is one man with a placard of wood
that says"SAVE THE TREES".We are urban and suburban.
This is where we choose to be.And the country is only raw materials

for the hustlers in every snake nest city..

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