Sunday, 21 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)

Ice falling from the fear slipping from your face you hear folk sharing their good cheer
into microphones of night/laughing with delight as
new languages are found (bound in sound)unwrapped
so we might see the true geographies of near.
Step up with your unprepared art/heart finds a head to link to instead
of insecure, you feel sure we will listen (and we do!)
You may have Mayan Calendars  extending years
Prophecies, projections,harmonies/cumulative
Maps and plans on HOW TO LIVE/giving
each to each that specialness unique
when bound down silence transforms into silver speech.
Birdsongs rise from within/you find new wings to sing.
Trees animate with breezes lightening the histories.
In a new step dance, we Pyramid Spiral Seashell
Oceans of Forgiveness, Love and Gratitude.
Attitudes slip like habits to the floor. You are more
than you ever felt before-part of all. Smiling.Tall!

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