Rob Ayling 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 Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearences with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, 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 with in 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? why not indeed!!" (The wondrous poetpic is by Jack McCabe, who I hope forgives me for scribbling all over it with Photoshop)
ON THE ROAD (AGAIN)
Movement.motion.if not OUT! then ON!
where village opens to road/traffic to pre-freeway
and a door is a car is a story to be shared with fellow road warriors
Slow days,with the dust of"settle down"death shaken,not stirred
by ingestion of accelerants/"and the road goes ever on"(it still does!
with rest stops for love,marriage,children,breakdowns,documentaries,addictions
"And when you wake-it shall be as a dream is-terrible and satisfying!"
Death is only a shadow when you are young-it becomes a contender with age
We are different with time and generational change/from black and white to widescreen color
from little toy TVs to huge screen 3D .Never larger than life to the living-only posthumously!
Dead poets stink the stage with influences/dead ideas limit the still growing future youth
Roads are now patrolled,tolled,taxed,monitored for speed and other drugs
The skies have undercover police.We are less ON THE ROAD than under it-or above
flying with love-and speed!More than any movie could ever dream..