Monday, 21 April 2014


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)

MY MOTHER WRITES(in aerograms,and...)
she keeps me up to date,when
life runs by on skateboards,and
i only have roller skates
she tells me of my sisters,and
all of their adventures,when
each is formed so differently,when
their versions find my home.You see-
they are adept@technology
and this seems necessary-email,IM,
all as easy as SKYPE&SNOPES-see!
my other in an Instagram,when
they send her image to me.She
writes less(@83-i write the same thing-
"Love.Food.Poetry"("But it does not rhyme
she is puzzled @these lines,when my sister
fills her needs /and shames me /with her written artistry
My mother writes to me,and we will continue epistolary
connections until endings are imposed upon
our outmoded forms of personal communication.
Already,i type instead of write.So she will read this(legibly) tonight

And write back(or not..

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