Monday, 3 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?"


WHAT IS NOT SEEN
Can kill/and heal
@present,a virus has stopped traffic
blocked trade,squashed Stock Markets
and,when Australian researchers found an antidote
it mutated again.From the wilds of feral seafood markets
to human to human contact is a giant leap for a tiny entity.
We are so afraid we kill water and wear ineffective masks.
When water is gray,brown and black from us,and all forests lost to coal
will we still scream at birds in the park?or the ones sucked into huge aircraft engines

Small is still beautiful

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