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Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

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?"


ONE STOREY IS NOT A FRANCHISE

AUSTIN 1992 HAD FEW HIGHRISE
No building could rise higher than our Capitol
and all eyes needed to see that symbol of democracy from all sides

AUSTIN FEBRUARY 2017 is all highrise/science fiction skyline
It could be Dallas ,Houston,mini-New York.City gridlock/cluster lots.

WE WERE INDIVIDUALS with single stories/small businesses/slow as Sundays
Now in NOSTALGIA section of our anorexic daily paper.

MANY STORIES impinge /to add to the ones we sing
Austin has become the dream of a million citizens

WE are learning languages/documentation/harassment/raids and ICE
How many more stories dare we share publically?History repeats.
Our singing streets are filled with police.

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