Sunday, 27 October 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)

FOR LOU REED (wherever he may be..)
we grew up with you
thin punk pre-punk
poet of gutters and stars
heroin and wild sides
you took us to Nude Orc before it died
awash with junk fashion and droog dregs
you gave us head (i saw you live-
always better poet with a band behind
No wonder you were loved-Songs for Drella
When attacked by media-you replied
"My week equals your year!"
"I still do the best Lou Reed impersonations in town"
Always dark glassed and distant
with words like knives/to cut through fog
They will always be repeated
You will never die

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