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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

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?
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?


"BEREFT OF CONSOLATION"
Long nights.Silence.Voices.Uncertainty
No sleep.Thought magpie peck crow deep.
Coffee buzz.Bee flower sip.Midnight creeps on lead feet.
Slow time.Ropes that fail.Two islands ,separated.
What use is a bridge of sand?Have we not ever questioned
Yet never received rose response from a thorn garden?
History of pain .Continuing.Health is a dog with rabies.
Cat with the mange.Perfection pock-marked.Once,in Wales,
i saw a woman with her face of falling flesh.Village level.
Once,family,tribe,clan,village would shelter the weird.
Now cast aside like faulty fish.Age must eke
Bereft of consolation.

http://www.spiritthom.com
TS Eliot's The Waste Land remains one of the finest reflections on mental illness ever written
From Inquerious, a Flipboard magazine by Lisa Johnson
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