Friday, 14 February 2020

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?"

SUNSHINE CHANGES EVERY ONE
SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER-
S.A.D leads to F.L.U-of which three have died this season
It is now last chill of Texas winter(this will affect elections
When you are bright and young buds bursting into change
You wish the world would join Extinction Rebellion
Each cause is a Crusade towards a brighter living
When you are Autumn,and you Fall into Winter
a slower conservatism accretes /arthritis of opinions.
You compare mythical pasts with fearful futures
You ,Goliath to ants/ can be felled by a simple virus
As we age in crystalline times,we process
all that we once were with no regrets
If Edith Piaf could sing in pain,and Janis/
Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith-then blues becomes a celebration
-even winning Academy Awards/for LIVING!
SING AUM!

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