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)
BYE BYE JAN
Short month of love and chocolates
Hallmark cliches and soap operas
Little Cupids shooting love arrows
Forgetting St Valentine's day massacres
and the true death of the real St Valentine!
O February!-you improve on the fickle weather of January
with heated blood reds and passionate pinks
Roses! Roses! Roses! Petal me pot-pourri
You are a French Restaurant/an intimate dinner for two
Hearts and flowers flung madly around bedrooms
Mad smiles and decadent joys actually encouraged
As the reds of Valentine's soon change to the Greens of St Patrick...