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)
When roles are re-versed/and we are small again
Our fears are fleas,termites,viruses and bugs
We exaggerate them into superviruses/pandemics
If we were dot in Matrix(every thing bigger than us)
Perhaps our attitudes might alter.Music matters.
It emanates from all energies-relates to all living species
Stimulates and sedates simultaneously.Rats/cockroaches
outlast us.Companions post-Holocaust.We drop bombs
forgetting we must breathe in radioactive dust.Fukushima.
Once split,Schrodinger's Cat becomes Hadron's Collider.
Spiral Galaxies inside us.No straight lines in nature.
All tyrannies temporary-walls,prisons,cages,schools...
Spin in yr mad orbits,o energetic particles!
You are both part and apart from all that is!