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)
"I KNEW ALL THESE DREAMS HAD TO MEAN SOMETHING!"
So i listened,waited,watched like a fugitive
I stole,borrowed,incorporated influences
until my chosen village exiled me.I think i drink
dreaming.It sustains me.Music,art,people-fade,oblivious
Each night another book is written
Each morning,it is burned again
Each evening,another star is born
Morning sees a necessary abortion.
i been repeating these word cycles till i get it right
a SHAZAM! Epiphany,OPEN SESAME!/Scheherazade
Until Zen,i wait like a tiger for a hunter
Not knowing which dream is stronger..