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)
WHEN WE WERE LISTENING-
We can know Kingfisher,Lark,Mistletoe
Hazel,Heather,Heron slip into our Lakes
with Clinkerbells ,Dagglers and Aquabobs..
Be Enlivened via Beech,Bluebell,Buttercup..
Acorn and Adder add up to Winter(Petriochor!
Ivy and Blinter.Cygnet,Catkin,Conker,Cowslip
Dancing Dandelions.Nectar and News
Soon we will have no words for what the wind sings
Ears in buds of oil and gas derivation
Source a song the laughing river cannot speak when damned.