Thursday, 29 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?"

SPACE DEFINES US
SPACES DEFY US
Perimeters,ellipses,like holes in skin
are essential components of patterning.
We are defined as much by absence(haiku
as by presence(sonnet.Power may be @core
but it is also @edges.Relationships are paramount!
We -squares and rectangles/Universe-spirals,circles ,ellipses.
Comparative geometries-Sacred vs Secular.
Merchant barns vs poetry .Sumerian inventories vs Japanese stone gardens.
Shock of fragility.Spaces where we disappear/fascinate.
Hence icons,symbols,markings like branded cattle.
I am sure Jesus would not like crucifixes.
Why mention powers?Geomancy ,feng shui,hold sway..
Stone circles stand,defining crop circles
We walk between worlds.MIND THE GAP!

Mind the Gap

Gillian Darley

I can’t explain why, in the face of all the seductive images and lyrical descriptions of the new Tintagel footbridge, I’ve become fixated on a small incision slashed through the surface of the walkway in the middle of the bridge. I know it’s technically the meeting point between the two cantilevered segments, a 40 mm expansion joint in an impeccably engineered structure. But it struck me forcibly that the seemingly reassuring surface connecting clifftop to clifftop, strung in tension over the dizzying void below, had been cut. It gave me a nervous charge. Was this an actual moment of the sublime?

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