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Friday, 13 December 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?"


ELTON JOHN@KOOYONG
IT WAS A TENNIS STADIUM
@the time of YOUR SONG
He ,smaller than the piano,with big glasses on
showed absolutely no fear of anyone.
Distance coats folk with auras
Stories floated about Reggie Dwight's habits
And this was long before his bio-film came out
He changed the lyrics of CANDLE IN THE WIND
from Marilyn to Princess Di/and i saw how song
could express grief as well as love.He still lives.
His days of excess ended.Our world is kinder now
to those who choose to be outrageous-
but only if they do it on a stage,under lights
and for a paying audience..

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