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 appearances 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)
THE ART OF BOOKS
starts hand made, individual.Leather bound silences.
Once so precious, chained to pulpits. Read only by priests
Holding the keys to knowledge. Rich in this.Bliss!
Now each again unique/in word and image
Gutenberg and monks new Illuminated Manuscripts!
Antiquarians and Bibliophiles rejoice! Your book has individual voice!
Choice means expressing in your chosen materials
Those aphorisms or cliches that best define your Pilgrim's Progress
Fold page like origami - make new a text for all to see
Unfold new meanings from old texts
What happens next??