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?"
ON. ONCE UPON A DOLPHIN
Dolphins came in(all female, many pregnant)
You could swim with them(with Park Rangers present)
Park Rangers were present to prevent abuse of the dolphins
Some tourists put lighted cigarettes in their blowholes
But dolphins kept coming in, people kept swimming(within parameters)
Dolphins have now been largely banned from commercial exploitation at Sea World
They do not exist to play acrobatic tricks for your cameras
They(like us)play best when allowed freedoms-to hunt and to nurture their families
Now they will be protected in Hawaii-LONG MAY ALL DOLPHINS SWIM FREE!
and FREE WILLY! O Whale Riders!