may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Sunday, March 18, 2012

"rather have a boy with a guitar than a man with a gun"

so it came to pass (as time and SXSW passes pass
@Full English (poetry)Cafe Saturday night 17 March
on the last night of SXSW
we (me and a man guitarist)entertained
two British parents (she from Ipswich,he from Bristol)
with songs from Nick Lowe and poems from South Austin
Their son was in a band @STRANGE BREW
He and his band had driven from Boston to Austin
to play for free to a tiny crowd/but that is the prevailing madness
so we played for free for ourselves
making up songs and poems extemporized
lines borrowed,blue,stolen and new
until even he had to go,and a new Tom arrived
Swing shift with guitars and songs by the Beatles,Who and Rolling Stones
sing a long as one by one,refugees from SXSW came for breakfast @late night cafe
knowing this to be the last night of SXSW. Earlier ,was photographed
doing poetry with flutes and guitar outside the Capitol
for MILLION MUSICIANS MARCH 4 peace.Trust it all worked
(it worked for us).Every night a Festival.Every moon a song!

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