"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?
WE DO NOT OWN THE CALENDAR
THOUGH WE CHANGE IT LIKE THE WEATHER-
Julian to Augustan-to mark our Emperors
Seasons define us-Saturnalia for Feasting-and Wassail!
Autumn for reflection and Harvest
Winter for the storage of grains.
We like to mark all points of common celebration
Yet ,somewhere,other Empires asserted new Ceremonies
Remembrance Day,Memorial Day,Armistice Day
11/11 and now 9/11.They will be forgotten
when this Empire is no longer Roman
When the Seasons of Abundance and Celebration arise like wheat
And remind us of Fertility and this only Earth.
We are more than graveyards.We are Gardens.
We are more than stones.We are grains and seeds .