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)
Started as weeds-green leaves sprouting slowly
Lavender flowers.When i lean forward,i learn their history
Apparently some form of drug can be made from flowers
Laudanum,opium,hallucinogenics.I stare at beauty
then i walk away.For those who need it-stay!
Morning glory seeds,stalks,plants,leaves
present themselves in blue disguises
Use is all.There are always surprises!