Thursday, 5 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?


TELLING IS NOT LISTENING
Listening is respect .And equality.
To actually HEAR another person fully..
To absorb their aura so it becomes one with yours
To seek to fully comprehend their position
with active listening ear and full empathy.
"Let us compare Mythologies"(Leonard Cohen)
Let us listen before we speak.Wait to understand.
Absorb differences and divergencies.Adapt via integration.
Become transformed by abilities of comprehension and evolution.
The elixir has always been known .It is the richness of conversation..

We do not have to agree.We do need to hear fully.Then see..

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