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)
IF BANKSY WERE A LADY
Ancillary accessories to be worn like fickle fashion
Dispensed with like empty tubes of paint
Now step up,Ladies!Art World is YOURS!
You cast the runes of Fortune's Fates
O Yoko!Stella McCartney!New Young Faces smile
for their sculptures&artpieces are revered after a while
solo exhibitions reveal a vein of independence
that is art as well as artistic.Follow their fire,o flaming ones!
Burning Man and Flipside open to every one.
Half the human race is photographing everyone
The rest make movies of art&art movies
Write books to explain how women are fame
Now see how many you can name!