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)
"I WILL MAKE YOU RICH!"
Spoken&Heard Sunday nights@Kick Butt
and the crowd is a new crowd who are fresh to the ways
of public poetry in performance.One asks me about access.
(All newbies demur from the jaws of our immediate open stage.)
I am down the back watching foreign movies
He of tattoo and curiosity wants to know about my books
Do you sell many?(none!).So i gift him and his better half with Deb Akers and new poems.
After my second improv,he gets a vision!He is actually a film director.His first film "CHAINS"
was screened in 400 theaters and made him rich.His girlfriend shows me a preview on her iphone
Horror slasher movie.Fabulously fashionable.His movie idea for me is i perform on stage
while members of the audience are being slashed ,decapitated,sliced and slaughtered
WE WILL GET RICH!he says.I note he does not buy my poetry.I love stories..