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)
Heat&cold.Light &shade.Redemption&damnation.All of the above!Everything.Every one.
Rushing.Stopping.Praying.Shopping.Steps towards/and away from.2015.2014.
In between days and long nights.Weather cool chill.Parties and Police.
Movement.Motion.Trees.Plants.Reds.Greens.Holly and Mistletoe.
Unfolding presents/presence.Being as full of Eggnog and Cider as Festivities permit
Holy&Profane.Flood&Famine.Charity &Scrooge.Distance&Disasters.Chain Link Fence.
Thin world outside.This world within.Dream.Sleep.Wake &Wakefulness.The Way&The Lost.
Key&Lock.Door&Window.Darkness&Light.Stories told to children to believe in..
All that is,was,forever will be.And a stable.Single mother.Angels.Wise Men.