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)
ACCORDING TO SUSAN BRIGHT
THERE IS AN ALCHEMICAL WEDDING (Welding?
between the trees and the Springs themselves.
Which comes first?/Water claims eminence
rising from fissures to flow as a gift
Tree roots deep in soil call to water
as water sings through the deep,nurturing
So we need each to each.As,as our elders crack,
fail,fade,fall,we call to the waters to feed them through soil
This marriage continuous.It lives in all of us
For if you look at your cranium brain,cerebellum as tree
Waters in our body constitute majority/we
are more fluid than mass/and flow
through electrical impulses /so
Springs Bless us with Reminders-
This is a Dance of All Elements-around,above,behind,within us
Endless,ever on-water is a tree song!