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)
HEARD ABOUT IT-
Bucolic peace.Deer grazing.Slow walkers
As if the speed and pace had never happened
Silence broken via crinkled leaves and wind.
Creak of wooden wheels,splash of water wheels
Hand made.Home made.Every thing you need .
Village .Farms.Fenced.Furrowed.Cry of bird
Shiver of trees.Seasons here mean more than gossip.
When sun comes-celebrate harvests.Winter-bone soup.
Spring means gardens.Autumn for age and leavings.
When did we lose this walking time/these ambulatory ages?
Perhaps William Blake was right.And General Ludd!
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