"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 Thom'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 within 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?
LEO TOLSTOY, VEGETARIAN
FROM OVID'S "METAMORPHOSES"
to Leo Tolstoy,it has not escaped
the attention of writers/that violence flavors our foods.
Even plants violently ripped from their soil
will carry the marks of their treatment as much as caged chickens
and tortured lambs and cattle.If we respected ourselves
we would not kill and waste,sell and profit.
Prayers like these are conscious choices.
They are lost in huge Supermarkets/forgotten as a food chain
It is only when e coli or salmonella
reaps fecal recalls and illness creeps into our closed salmon system
That we recall waterfalls and wild rivers
and reject the plastic coated /plastic food factory
Mon 11-BUZZMILL 8pm w/Stephanie J Morrissey
Wed 13-HARRIETS WRITING GROUP@Full English Cafe 1-3pm Hosted by Robin Barratt-then OPEN STAGE 6-9pm@615 Radam Lane 78745
On Sunday, September 10, 2017, 10:09:03 AM CDT, Lapham's Quarterly <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: