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)
used to be programming video was for children
recognize them stratae geological-hippy,retro,punk,new wave,glam
all with those tiny white earbuds and a faraway look
texting more than they talk/their eyes owned via screens that shrink
in size as apps increase.Each day,a new is sold /wizardry in marketry
Slaves to fickle fashion-or a new Generation?Franchises sacred as STAR TREK
now have young pup actors.DR WHO ditto.JJ Abrams owns Star Wars!
Baton is passed to Narcissus .Solipsis watches,detached.
He has just received a Tweet.She just has a new Tatt.
O Me Miserum!said Plato of his younger generation
I stand with Heraclitus in the Rivers of Change
and stare at my Simple Phone/pre-Smart,pre-ipod,pre-ipad
and spend time writing this to you
rather than texting