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)
EMOTION BEFORE LANGUAGE
"since feelings come first"(e e cummings
words follow after.Sorrow @the loss of Greece
Banks can be bailed"too big to fail'
But Greek National treasures are expropriated
by foreign powers.Violation felt before articulated.
Friends send apocalyptic warnings about currency crises
About collapse of dollar economy.Eastern seaboard.Earthquakes.Massive
i smell fear /trepidation.Unwillingness to open the box."Here be dragons"
Quicksand in Western movies.X-Man.Batman vs Superman.Sagas Icelandic and Californian
enacted for Summer IMAX release.AI robots who look ,talk and act like celebrities
Zelig for the masses.Drones for all!UBER and GOOGLE combine with driverless cars.
Technology pretends to serve.Take drones.Afghanistan/Pakistan/Lebanon-
You Just Got Served!