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)
"WHO WILL BRING THE COFFIN IN?"
It is Midnight,approaching Halloween
Young Denver has been up since 5 am
Faerie folk have disappeared like fog among the woods
and there is still this coffin to be stacked like firewood
For folk are known to steal anything not nailed down
Even though Salado is a peaceful boutique town
So he pondered,and he waited,till a young ghost hailed down
who wanted to see FRIGHT TRAIL even after it left town
He was recruited with some woodsfolk to pick up pumpkin heads
and three strong men and Denver carried the coffin home instead
They packed it in the dressing room/offered it as a bed
All the faierie folk demurred-they went homewards instead
and Denver smiled post -witching hour-he had seen all this before
When magickal folk de-materialize in the early morning hours
He had kept a lonely vigil,selling sweets and tickets in
Folk had lined to see the spirits,patiently waiting admitting
Now the Trail was deserted-all the lights extinguished down
And another Fright Trail coffin awaits another Halloween!
And Denver?He is laughing in his early morning dreams!
For at least after midnight,he found spirit folk -to bring the coffin in...!