Wednesday, 30 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 appearances 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)

...shows me his screenplay on his laptop

his first love is language-unadorned,free flowing
he edits my poem to the bare bone-sparkle!shine!
he on the line /shares stories we have not heard before-
O Confessionals!Sexton,Plath,Colette,Wolfe-
your diaries mine daily domestic doings/miniature tragedies
do not walk into the waves with stones in your pockets!
do not place your head in a  gas oven!Never ending epiphanies
call from Trough of Despond to dalliances with connectivenests!
Birds of a feather seek plumed companies/fly !o winged wonders!
Do not leave your only holy skin as if butterfly cocoon
Winged ones in a parking meter sky-you know why you fly!
Spirit sings between your lines-the one out of step leads us
Future means tomorrow-and we need all of all of us
DO NOT LEAVE!( until the very end of the unfinished...

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