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)
UNDER THE COUNTER(INTUITIVE)
Science loves simple solutions/"elegant"theories
Throwing money @a problem does not make it glow away
Education funding may not produce scholars
Life is more multivalent than cliche
Trees have good PR-they have beauty,efficiency,efficacy
and we all grew up with them-so they have childhood friends and allies
They are the heroes of LORD OF THE RINGS
and their preservation(heritage and rainforest)is essential
We do not need mono-species pine plantations(newspapers do!
We do need to change our diet.Cattle eat grain resources ,use land,emit gases
We must wean ourselves away from cars and trucks(Obvious!)
We need to make our chosen cities less heat capturing centers of intense pollution
Planting trees (appropriate to the area-and multispecies)is a start
We are the problem.Our lifestyle kills our support systems.
We need to change -more than our way of thinking..
I speak to the 7 billion breathing a limited air supply..
Walk.Bicycle.Carshare.Ride a bus(if you can find one
and plant more trees..in your garden..