Friday, 19 October 2012


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)

I was married to a swarm of bees

I spent my time with mermaids hungering for seas
deep enough to whale me away from harpoon criticisms
(sonar sent me to the bottom of liquidities..)
Now pale and wan as a rising moon sea
spend my time like baskets woven for collection
string airs together for visual inspection
(soon all this will be gone
It does not matter if you are very young
or elder, creases for retiring sun.
We both wake up with a mountain in our room
of what we dare not speak of to dispel all gloom
I sang tidelines to retreating seas.
I stood lamp post in declining lights/hear
mutant species discussing extinction.
Now the names will be forgotten /soon,
there will still be orbits for a distant moon.
Witnesses are rare, so I will not name you.
Give you plausible deniability, too!
Best forget this ever existed here/we are passing,
let me make it clear/remembrance is an aberration/sweet
the dream that fades/dissolves each morning/we
are leaving.. soon.....

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