"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?"
THAT WAX REPLICA IN HER COFFIN?
IT IS NOT THE ANIMATED SPIRIT POET
who would kiss you full on the lips at age 100
who was a star in Bolivia black and white movies
who staged a Poetry Festival in a banned language
who earned the title DECLAMADORE! when she
performed poesia e sur from memory
and brought back to us Pablo Neruda,Gabriela Mistral,Octavia Paz
and all those vibrant voices in their own tongues
For Maltide Garvia was multi-cultural and multi-lingual
able to entrance and astound via her moving delivery
Alive,she became so many stories..Even in passing,
we kissed her wax image in her coffin.But she was long gone-
her spirit in the stars with every Dancing Wu Li Master
leaving us with memories of her passion and panache-
now a hollow shell when chrysalis had transformed
into a Spirit Butterfly.Her next life awaiting..