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Monday, 26 August 2019

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?"


TO LAUGH AND TO WEEP
To respond to an impossible world
by claiming back one's own reactions..
To allow oneself the full range of possible expression
It may seem absurd or surreal/even inappropriate
but absurd surrealism LIVES!Whether children in cages
or 24 hour solitary confinement..These things should not be-
but they are,and we  can start to diminish their power
by both reacting and responding to such mad"realities"
War is a crime,same as mass murder.CABARET laughed
at the arrogance to those who would harm others.Surrealism,too
from Goya to Bunuel,shows the absurdity of cruelty to humanity.
To change-we need to change.Start with our eyes/proceed to our heart.
Use art.Poetry.Mime.Dance.Every impossible story can have its ending changed
Like Armageddon as a Disney movie.Star Trek over Star Wars.

"It is never too late to have a happy childhood"

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