"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?
IT TAKES YEARS FOR RUMI TO BE HEARD
To be danced again into this word whirling world
Even when his physical presence has long departed
His verbal art in translation makes for points of pilgrimage
My friend Faisal returns to Rumi to learn anew
how the disciple of Shams (the invisible)could
carry truths and visions in terms of metaphors
that we relate to over worlds of walls and wars..
Rumi will dance inside you/as Kabir and Hassan will,too
As MIrabai and Lalla will invade your Sufi castle
and move you in harmonic motions-into the new..
which is only ever the Old with new eyes..
See!Hear the voice of dreams,repeating
as waves rock against the shoreline of our transforming...