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Thursday, 29 November 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)

RATHER SAVE THEN INVEST (in birds, bees, polar bears)

Seed Banks need be started.Circuses for solely human acrobats.
Let there be wild spaces where we do not enter(not even for scientific purposes
only then can a new penicillin have time to evolve,mutate and emerge
Take our hands off the bulldozer/leave ancient groves alone
(they are not better for our administration/which often translates as mutilation)
and they have survived for centuries on their own.Give up our space station
and all those satellites.They will not work if earth is bruised and broken
Focus upon the needs of now,in this environment .that is so threatened
by our existence as consumption and pollution.100% recycling!
Devise ways to degrade that plastic choking our oceans!
Oil and gas and fracking and nuclear fusion need give way
to wind and wave and other sustainable solutions.Value comes from being valued.
We value paper money more than forests.Metal coins more than the earth they came from.
Change your mind!Listen to your body!Inside you-rivers(blood)circulates(heart pumps)
This gift requires air and love and water.Deny it once,and death is certain.Same for our borrowed planet
Love those birds and bees and polar bears and elephants.Open the zoos of your mind
and set yourself free!

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