"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?
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER MEMORY?
MATHILDE GARVIA-(DECLAMADORE OF BOLIVIA)
Could memorize the literary canon of South America
and recite and perform Gabriela Mistral,Octavia Paz,Pablo Neruda etc at will...
Her memory prodigious.She lived to 100.Every birthday,she would share her gift..
Before TV hypnotized us,radio allowed us to multi-task.Before radio-conversation/story-telling
allowed us to learn traditions and patterns of behavior that might assist our growth.
We have lost our collective and individual memories.It is not an app.Nor a bot.
Memory is the line of associations that link us to our ancestors/family/each other.
Our society has collective amnesia-they forget wars and casualty tolls.
We forget why wars occur-and how to prevent conflicts..
We need to remember how to live together-how to listen,learn,sing,chant and dance..
Re-learn pow-wows and corroborees,initiation circles and shamanic healing..
Are you ready?