Saturday, 4 April 2015


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)

IF YOU LOVE(and you want to know
why it is your writer made this Golden
there are those who follow(as well as those who lead)
They listen,seek witnesses,distil stories
find those living to authenticate silver
Assay this common clay to hold what we deem precious-
the sharing of wisdom in lines.Dust hides bones of ideas
many never make the covers of a bed or a book-just shed Light
upon the character of a writer's life.Hemingway &the Great War,
Whitman &the Civil War,themes of slavery &the South,
Michener&Texas.Each writer has context (although it changes)

Book is just a mirror to the sun.Reflection is every thing.

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