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)
GOOD EARTH EMBRACES
EYE JUST RELEASE
Lay on the grass.Stare up at blue
Visualize silence.Edit traffic/jets/neighbors
Catch that all must be in net.Fish,sharks,snakes.
Embrace roar of train rattle bone yard tracks coal carry
Hold sky tracking fracking split infinitives ending life sentences with prepositions
All goes in the stone soup-rocks,pebbles,broken glass ,avalanches
Earthquakes,floods,gridlock,disabled immune systems
Plastic outlives us.Chemical solutions.Even wild rivers suntan oils.
BP Gulf of Mexico.Bhopal.Forget?Black skies &waters.
Water on fire.Earth opens up.Holes.Fall into deep meditations.
That village burning?It is us/it is our own heart on fire...