Birthday Anagram for Solihin Thom

Solihin Thom

Solihin Thom

I have a YUGE amount of gratitude for my current state of health and joy to the man who suggested I investigate the spiritual practice of the Latihan Kejiwaan of Subud, Solihin Thom, who celebrates a birthday today. I first met him in 2000 or so when I first was treated by him via his practice of Ontological Kinesiology. It struck me at the time as being an approach that was grounded in a scientific foundation and yet intuitive and non-linear. I shudder to think of the degree of suffering meeting this man has saved me from experiencing and this birthday poem is a modest effort to recognize that debt and honor him as only language can. It also is, I believe, the first His n Her Birthday Anagram set I’ve ever created, as I constructed an anagram for his beloved Alicia Thom last year. Happy Birthday Brother!

Birthday Anagrams for Solihin Thom

About Splabman

Paul Nelson is founder of SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) in Seattle, the Cascadia Poetry Festival and the August POetry POstcard Fest (PoPo). He has published a collection of essays, Organic Poetry & a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, WA, A Time Before Slaughter (shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger) and American Sentences, a book of 17 syllable poems drawn from the first fourteen of his 20 years of daily practice. The tenth anniversary edition of that book includes Pig War: & Other Songs of Cascadia. He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, George Bowering, Diane di Prima, Brenda Hillman, George Stanley, Joanne Kyger & many Cascadia poets (see: has presented his poetry and poetics in London, Brussels, Bothell, Cumberland, BC, Qinghai and Beijing, China, Lake Forest, Illinois, Ukiah, CA, and other places & writes an American Sentence every day.
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