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)
IT IS AUSTRALIA DAY 2015
i am meditating upon pies.
4 and 20 were our childhood faves-
with "Mystery Meat" of scraps of
horse,donkey,whatever-in a sweet brown gravy
within a crust of baked dough.YUM!
Nowadays,veggie pies,seafood pies
have largely replaced generic COLES STORE pies
which were uniformly tasting of mince and gravy
as in the English tradition of "all scraps in":
My taste buds seek replication-
so i to AUSSIE PIE COMPANY
where clean facsimiles are presented-
Guinness ,steak and potato-ALL the hits
but something has happened to the politics of pies
I eat past pies,dream Republics..