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)
TRUE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH CAT (Chapter One)
There he is! Curled up after a long day's sleeping
with his pipe and slippers,by the fire,reading his newspaper dreams
Suddenly a lightning THOUGHT hits!.He does not know what to do!
He speed rises,frisks,dives in a straight line anywhere
Perches as high up as he can(like some peacock sentry
and proceeds to watch,wait and witness.This lasts minutes
Then another THOUGHT hits,and he leaps down like some gazelle
in an Olympic event-and scurries in circles around the furniture.
It has been an exhausting ten minutes.So he curls up
by the fire,and proceeds to resume his dreaming
For those who believe all cats are common-please consider this-
Not only variety in size,shape,intelligence,amiability ,character and personality
but each cat has a DIRECT LINK to ALL cats .So they KNOW
when you are thinking this!Please cease and desist!
Think i will go back to sleep.These last two chapters exhausted me!