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)
Start with a Natural Garden
Instead of sustaining and supplementing
allowing natural cycles of reseeding and regenerating
Chop old growth forests for"lumber" and "housing"and "parks"
Damage the cycles that would sustain you in balance
Once trees are gone-habitat mutates
Rats and cockroach slums-add bats and foxes
Overpopulation allows easy transmission of viruses
Black Plague ,smallpox,pneumonia,flu or Ebola
Names change -effect compounds-
preventable catastrophes are made by our unsustainable occupation
of a garden now a car park and a highrise office building..