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)
IS, WAS AND SOON
PASSING OF A POET
do your words dim as your Light fades?
do ears grow dull now you cannot speak?
does the dimunition of your powers lessen ours?
do you review as we are meant to-
to count each line as prayer,peace,petition?
Will more than a few turn to you in your leaving
and say prayers of praise and recognition?
To know you as you are-human,learning
Leaving only skin behind,and teaching/
for you-no death,no fear.All IS,and you are part
and apart from /every melting snowdrop moment
Every river seeking sea.Every gravity&levity..
as you pass through-can we see and say these waves to you?
Soon to leave our conscious lands..thank you for peace
in passing and in passion.Thank you again.