Daevid Allen, musician, poet, and founder of GONG, died on March 13 2015 aged 77, after a full life and fascinating career. Some of his family members and friends met at his home on the night of March 21st to celebrate his life with poetry and music. Here is a selection of the poems shared on that occasion, reproduced here with permission. Copyright for the writings and photos used here remains the property of the authors or other copyright holders. f you would like to learn more about Daevid, I recommend this excellent Guardian obituary.


Poems by Daevid Allen

Read on the night by Turiya Bruce. 

Ynys Allen, Turiya Bruce, Daevid Allen
Here are the 2 poems i recited from daevid's vast collection. The first was Zero from Sound Bytes for the reVelation 2012 and Death I Shall not Die for You from Love is a Cruel Sea.  — Turiya
(Click on the images to see them larger for easier reading.)