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 and 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)
BY THE SMILE ON YR FACE (you know this-
No cynical smirk,nor smug indifference
Animated passionate ,astonishing embrace
of all that is good,beautiful and true
No need for debate,conflict,argument
We are @one with this-to assist evolution
we embrace initiative,harmony,align with example
Lead if you will-yet be responsible for effect
Every drop of love has resonance!
all bitter tastes transformed into beauty
Whatever forms you give your Muse-she
sings with every point of Light,and Beams
brighter than all Shadows Cast.
Light in Dark