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What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?
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, 20 April 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?"
i embrace oxymorons and litotes
find meaning in unknown koans
and let the dead speak
We have words but not the forests
We have Springs but not the Wilde
We have cameras EVRYWHERE
but nothing stops crime.i kiss this-
bliss of an unexpected kindness
smile from an enemy.There is more
than "i","You",or"me".We wait-
for community to take our names
in common air,water,telephones and public squares
Meanwhile our Great Library still awaits
in Austin as in Alexandria
Posted by Jon Downes at 13:43