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)
"NOW YOU SEE ME"
Art is the magic of distraction.Film is illusion of moving images
Eye have loved movies all my witnessing life/hungry for new
watch whatever is released to expand my views.So,with FREE
to see what Morgan Freeman(imprisoned),Michael Caine(embezzled)
and a cast of magicians can sleight of hand/visually distract enough
to have our audience entranced and hypnotized to not second guess
what HORUS meant-or THE EYE from Egyptology.We sat among
the popcorn chewing soda drinking preview folk,amazed and delighted
by special effects and a twisted plot.Magically,transported via imagery
to the poetry of motion (car chases/explosions)ceded to this puzzle-
why make magic if not to add to this world?to elevate and inspire!
Card tricks and disappearing rabbits aside-there are other worlds
of illusion and distraction-politics,war,economies.Joy only comes
when magic adds to and compounds our primal peaceful powers.
We left happily confused.Every magic trick both ancient and new!