Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, 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 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?"
ALL THAT WENT BEFORE LIVES NOW
All i have ever known -lives,still,returning
Like waves,like tides,like Sidereal Seasons
She who nurtured me in my growing
He who worked so we might survive,then thrive
Family?Still remnants like flags that fly
Tattered,torn,some lost -the few who sing
defy all silencing. Same with companions!
Those born in Gemini Seasons link and smile
They have walked the same steps every curling mile
Ancestors stand with me every night upon the stage
You may not see nor hear them. Blame this Age.
We are String Theory, tied to Synchronities
Every person we have ever connected with ,to ,or for
Adds to our piquancy of life-asking us for MORE!