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)
Re. Dämmerung by Simon ArmitageEACH DAY,I GET ANOTHER PETITION
Change.org or remains of OCCUPY
All seek an activism now firmly historic
A commitment i find in few communities
I admire Quakers,Shakers,Luddites-
direct action,direct response
My head seeks no more batons to practice upon
I see those deaths by tasers
Global warming,climate change,Peace In Our time-
all call for boots upon the ground
I drone on .You will DELETE me.
Even poetry becomes history.
Truth is fiction to Power
Conversation always needs a dancing partner