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)
Once,sky sang in voices of birds
You could read clouds as signs
Rain was a blessing/floods a curse
All had a primitive and effective magic.We were linked
No difference between fleeing buck and arrow hunt
Blessings,Release.Benediction by Springs,from which
Goddesses and Goodness flowed.Gods were Lightning/Stormcloud.
Their vagaries our Destinies.You could Petition with song &instrument
and your execution might be halted(@the whim of the wind
or Damocles Sword.Links between Worlds kept us Aware
of Overlords and Under Worlds/Subterranean and Superior.
Bones and rings,cups and children in Wells(propitiation)
Mountaintops where frozen children offered to warm Ceres/Demeter
Blood Sacrifices Ancient as Deserts,Modern as Drones,Patrol&Disrupt Peace.
We can still hypnotize -ourselves,media,children,adolescents,"education"
We are still seduced-bling,fashion,Muse,Fame,America's Got Talent!
We still awaken to Nervous Thunder,when Weather will not obey
and Chemtrails do not explain hailstones and Broken Palaces..