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)
"WE MAKE UP OUR OWN RELIGION"
ON THE WALLS OF EACH CITY
Appear its guardian angels and daemons
Haunting ,haunted and holy-in the images of ancestors
issues,Crusades,ideas,spark flame imaginations
Collective as Pinterest and Instagram,
remembered in tours and selfies of tourists
temporary as time ,age,dust and walls
which fall and rise like real estate values.
Art describes and captures flame and spark colors
Every wall an outdoor art gallery.Every image a dream made real.
Taggers dare not deface-yet wall owners can each erase
these (spray)painted visionaries.They live online now-
a history of evolution via inner to outer
As long as dreams last,they can be recalled.
Art reminds us-it belongs to all.