"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?
QUEEN OF ALOE VERA
HER PLANTS BLOOM IN THE LIGHT OF HER DESERT LOVE
She clips her morning harvest
splits open for the gelatinous flesh
adds it to smoothies
applies it to open wounds
(it has healing properties her curendara her/itage knows..
She has been exposed to the secrets of medicinal plants
Wisdom older than time-stopped deserts
where no drop of water is not captured in cactus and in aloe
where no story is not shared in the heated afternoons and star nights
where ancestors whisper darker secrets by moonlight,silent by day
and speak only in service to Greater Mysteries
where healing remains.Why aloe stays.