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)
IN EGYPT, THE NILE
is breadbasket,and the shores have long sustained crops
Aswan Dam an attempt to control the flow/now the people know
loss is not a government fault.Crowds in Squares cannot bring inundation.
Crops of wheat not enough to feed the nation.Energy needs are real-
new forms of production are needed and necessary-to feed and fuel the future.
Forgive the debts.Begin afresh.Let new wise heads plant seeds of bright solar cells.
Let heat produce the light we need-to turn the turbines/to feed
those wanting release from a borrowed debt past.To be fed,housed and fueled
enough for every body.Basic democracy."It's the economy,stupid!"