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 DAY AFTER
Talk is of DIETS and DEATHS
those who left us as we climb in to
an allegedly "New"Year.Post-Party we
ask "what WERE we celebrating?
For me-the dark,cold,quiet stillness
Sanctuary night from intrusive sound and lighting
Moments of reflection-to see the way i'm driving
Drunk on the past,leery of the Unknown
Between worlds of day and darkness
Eye steal back pools of mirrors
Ask them 'why tears?"@the missing
They do not know that they are gone..