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)
O THE SPIRITS ONE MEETS EN PASSANT!(The Printer Whisperer)
Say you bring your printer in for recovery.It is jammed/inarticulate/choked words in throat
Printer Suicide!So she tries-speaking to the machine.DO NOT LAUGH!
You wear crystals,and believe they communicate with this Good Earth from which they came..
Your computer has silicon chips/made from silica(sand)-where waves wash over beaches
Have you never sat by the sea ,and spoken(or listened)to the deep love of ocean swells?
Well-she points out that other rare and precious intelligences reside within my printer-
trace elements of gold,palladium,titanium-rare earth minerals which all issue signals
apprehensible to anyone with patience to listen,with whole body attentive..
So she speaks to them,and listens for their response.They say their Wheel of Life is broken
She smiles.She replaces me with another me.For a tiny Paradise,now is nice
This is the way with both people and machines
If you listen to them,they change..easily...