Thursday, 17 January 2013


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)

solitary seagulls riding wind and wave
hang in the sky like UFOs.Goat -pecking beaches
patrolling eternity like gray uniformed guards
they meet sky in clouds.Rise when wind lifts wings
awkward CAW!ing sawing the sky sounds
You walked that beach-zipped up /well-jacketed
footsteps slopping behind you like sand castle tides
Surfers in wetsuits defied wet weathers/seeking waves
to take them to places they might return some day
If cold winds were kinder,less wild and violent
you might sit and watch the movie of this ocean
as it bellies up detritus over tides.Memory Beach.

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