Friday, 16 May 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)

Tall,thin,wizard like-alchemist
He took mud baths but was not interested
in transmuting lead in to gold
(Lucky-lead is almost as expensive as gold these days)

Egyptian Healer-explained that Pharaoh training was physical
as well as psychic and spiritual
That they had to run between Karnak and Thebes
and last three days in a sarcophagus

Photographer(professional),mountain climber,racing car driver
Sold his pix of one country to the next
in order to see and sell more.Regrets
the loss of his avalached friends

He who danced naked @Delphi for Apollo
Sweated Dante in original Italian
with the spirit of original declamadores
Gave full passion to his Moon Muse

Musician(violinist)thin,tall-played all night
just for the joy of it.Gave his all
asked nothing but the air and space
Still flavored via his harmonies

And those still brave enough to seek the streets
To make cures,elixirs,solutions,remedies
There are never any guarantees

But you will only know if you try.

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