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)
Age of Anxiety.Who casts shapes as runes ?Catullus?Caesar?Cicero?
Translations fail politics.Power and exile,property ,patrons.
VIVO CARUS AMICUS!-Maecenas ,Virgil,Varius,Plotius,Epicurus!
Odes and Epistles survive posthumously in translation
Like twinned loves Dante/Beatrix,Verlaine/Rimbaud,Catullus/Clodia,Plath/Hughes
When what is said transcends time limits/like politicians filibuster speeches
Truth is not rhetoric,now power politics.NON DULCE ET DECORUM EST
PRO PATRIA MORI....