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!!" (The wondrous poetpic is by Jack McCabe, who I hope forgives me for scribbling all over it with Photoshop)
Hollywood models for us - luminaries, celebrities
Around us, domestic heroes and heroin
Addicted to Light, moth flames out
When you look UP! the heavens
each singular star beams bright.
Emperors of Star Wars want to gather that atomically
Israel, Iran jealous of Light/ancient as Forever
want to make only one (Death) star.
We would prefer not to be locked in such love -
to let the past beam down each night - and dream
of a world where Light is not an outlaw - more
illumination for the blind.