Wednesday, 27 November 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?"


RITUALS

BRUSH YOUR TEETH&FLOSS.
Get enough sleep.Eat your greens.
Never be obedient.Ignore this..

AUTUMN
I've been planting rabbits in my garden
in the hope that carrots will sprout
or sprouts will flour/or flowers will bloom
like rabbits proliferating in my green garden harvest

RIGHT OF RETURN
Some poems keep returning like prodigal sons
Rumi.Mary Oliver Kabir Hafiz D.H.Lawrence Naomi Shihab Nye
They tap @the door of my consciousness
demanding to be let back in.Some of them Palestinian/Afghani
Most Middle Eastern in origin.They claim ancient ancestries.Heritage Status.
They claim to be Unfolding Fields of Flower Poets
All blooming impossible illegal colors
in the Free Fire Zone of my Imag/i/Nation

DEAD MEN ARGUING POSTHUMOUS DEBATES.
Let it go!The Holy Land is better in the silence of deserts

than all these walls of wars.

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