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)
4 CARL SANDBURG
"Well-what else will you call us?"
Folk,community."tyranny of the majority"
Mobs are not us.They rage,unrepresentative.
We are ones and twos in union,families with children
Rodin ,Gustav Vigeland best represent our humanity
Art over politics.Peace and prosperity over bombs and guns.
If you trust your self.If you trust the ones you love.
If you can put a face upon a dream
Not deal in "issues"but in people.
So we all come through.
So ,whatever you call us
We are still you.