Rob Ayling 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 Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearences with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, 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 with in 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? why not indeed!!"
When you are old,and gray,and full of books...
and those who read you /see-and look
beyond decline and fall-remembering rise and wisdom
shared in offerings bound and un-
perhaps they will aid in your retirement options?
Writers become bloggers become online commentators when
no body is buying real books ever again
The virtual world of e/means free marketry
leaves only patronage to mean
more than retirement pension/and
when all is fog forgotten/what will happen
to all those trained only to write when
aging demographics produce a glut of post-modernist retirees?